Australian Termites

Next, we look at a tiny, little known creature — the Australian termite. This particular termite differs from all others. Actually, it is four creatures in one, and each depends on the others for continued existence. This termite represents a case in which you cannot have one without all the others. Consider this:,br.“A curiosity I studied in microbiology class was a micro-organism called Mixotricha Paradoxa that lives in the gut of Australian termites. When it was first discovered, it looked as if it was covered with a bunch of curly hairs. Looking at it closer, it was revealed that these were not hairs at all, but spirochetes, which were a totally different type of micro-organism.

On the Mixotricha, there were bumps or appendages where the spirochetes attached, and bacillus are found lodged on the other side of the bump. The spirochetes provided a means of locomotion for the entire colony of micro-organisms. They are three totally different germs that decided to live together in a community.

So, what you have is an interdependence between a large micro-organism, a spirochete, a bacillus, an Australian termite, and even the trees the termite feed upon. I suppose if you are an evolutionist, you would have to believe that at one point in time they formed a committee and decided to all work together; the Mixotricha ‘developing’ bumps where the spirochetes could bury their heads and behind which the bacillus could hide; all of whom ‘decided’ to live in the gut of a termite” (Douglas B. Sharp, The Revolution Against Evolution, ch. 5).

These creatures could not have evolved to end up in this symbiotic relationship at the same time. They could not have developed separately and ever made it to the point where they could “rendezvous” and forever spend their existence interdependent and together. Their very symbiotic relationship (meaning their interdependence upon each other for their survival) demands that they appeared on the scene, doing what they now do immediately, with no transition.

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