Collective work, military strategy, an advanced communications network,
an astute and rational hierarchy, discipline, perfect city planning....
These make up only a summary of the lives of ants. The life of these minute
living beings, which we do not attach any importance to in our daily lives,
is full of wonders. These living beings, with the densest population in
the world perfectly fulfil all the requirements of social life. In many
fields in which human beings fail, they perform quite successfully.
The ants have a highly developed and planned organisation. These animals,
with their very strong communication network, are so superior as not to
be compared to any other organism, with respect to social organization
and specialization. Ants care for their young, protect their colonies
and fight as they produce and store their food. There are even colonies
that do "tailoring", that deal in "agriculture" or
As is known, establishing a social order requires faculties like intelligence,
wisdom, knowledge and experience. Both those who will establish this order
and those who will understand and abide by it must possess all of these
How is it possible that ants of just 1-2 centimetres maintain such an
established social order? How did they decide to form this order? Why
have they preferred to live by relying on others and cooperating with
them rather than living freely by themselves? How is it possible that
thousands of ants in a colony manage to behave as a single body?
Evolutionists, who are not able to answer these and other similar questions,
claim that ants evolved 80 million years ago from an archaic species of
wasp. According to them, 65-140 million years ago, ants all of a sudden
and of their own will started to live in harmony, which led to the appearance
of the first social insects on earth.
However, they can never explain the reasons for and formation of this
socialization. That is because one of the basic mechanisms of evolution
is based on fierce struggle among living beings. Since the strong always
win, struggle, rather than cooperation, must rule among individuals.
Contrary to what evolutionists claim, however, there is a perfect division
of labour and co-operation in ants as well as all other social insects.
Ants always collaborate; they share their food, care for their young and
fight against their enemies together. Such features of living beings are
a total dead end for the defenders of evolution.
One ant species which is a dead end for the defenders of evolution is
the honey ant.
Many types of ants are fed with the digestive wastes of aphids called
"honey". This substance contains a high proportion of sugar.
Thus, the workers of this species, called honey ants, collect honey from
aphids, coccidae, and flowers. The ants' method of collecting honey from
the aphid is very interesting. The ant approaches the aphid and starts
shoving its belly to make it secrete digestive waste. The aphid then gives
the ant a drop of digestive waste. Later on, this nutritious secretion
will be very beneficial for the ant, but how?
Some ants, nicknamed honeypots, serve as pots and use their own bodies
to store the sweet liquid food collected by other workers. After the worker
bees swallow and carry the nectar to their nests, they regurgitate it
to the mouths of the young workers that will store the honey. Honey-storing
ants fill their lower abdomens with honey, using them as honey pots. They
are continually fed with nectar and almost act like a "barrel".
Sometimes they even swell up to the size of blueberries. Then, 25-30 of
them dangle like amber globes from the ceilings of their chambers to keep
the honey steady. While attached to this ceiling, they look like a small
and translucent bunch of grapes. Honey in the honey pots weighs almost
8 times as much as an ant.
In winter, or in the dry season, ordinary workers visit the honey pots
to meet their daily food demands. The worker ant places its mouth on to
the "pot's" and the pot exudes a small drop of honey from its
store by contracting its muscles.
It is an interesting and awe-inspiring situation for a living being to
reach a weight 8 times its normal weight having decided to serve as a
honey pot, and to be able to live hanging from its feet without any harm
coming to it. Why have they felt the need to accept such a difficult and
dangerous position? Have they thought up this unique storage technique
themselves and controlled their bodily development accordingly?
Honey ants display behaviour that the theory of evolution cannot explain.
It is totally illogical to maintain that they developed the honey storage
method and the organs required for it by chance.
Related to this issue, Prof. Etienne Rabaud, Director of the Institute
of Biology of Paris University has the following explanation:
These examples (for instance honey ants) show clearly
that various organs have not been developed for performing certain functions
by the living beings, although their prior existence has sometimes led
to certain acts and tasks to be performed and sometimes not. This shows
that the organs have not developed out of the adaptation by living beings
to life conditions, but life conditions have arisen out of prior existence
of such organs and out of their functions as we have seen. The following
question may be asked as Darwin did: Does the event of clearing, or weeding
out of one who loses the capacity to live, or the adaptation of organs
to new conditions take place in this evolution? We contend that events
have proven that such an evolution, or such a change, has not occurred.
In fact, a totally different phenomenon has taken place.
These explanations given by Professor Rabaud clearly show us a conclusion
that anyone may arrive at by thinking with his conscience for just a very
short time. A sole Creator Who is the real source of knowledge and intellect
has created all living beings with their faultless organs and perfect
behaviour. This truth has been expressed in the Qur'an as follows:
He is God, the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Forms.
To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names: Everything in the heavens and
earth glorifies Him. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surat al-Hashr: