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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 12:44 PM

High Frequency Mosquito Flight Shows Design


BY FRANK SHERWIN, M.A. * | MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
The fossil record shows that the amazing variety of insects has remained similar with no compelling evidence of insect evolution. Evolutionists state, “Recent research is causing zoologists to rethink their perceptions of arthropod phylogeny.”1 In addition, secular entomologists must suppose flying insects somehow came from non-flying counterparts despite the lack of evidence.

One of the most popular hypotheses on the origin of flight states that wings may have evolved from rigid, gill-like lateral outgrowths of the thorax. Later, these fixed lobes could have been used in gliding….2

Meanwhile, science itself has shown mosquitos (Diptera) have always been mosquitos.3 Like all insects, there is no evidence of their supposed evolution from a non-mosquito ancestor, so they continue to fascinate and confuse entomologists with their incredible design. ICR has speculated on what they might have fed on prior to the Fall.4

Nature magazine recently published a fascinating article on high frequency mosquito flight.5 The authors of this comprehensive article discuss mosquito wing beats with “three axes and angles that define flapping wing kinematics ; stroke position, wing pitch angle, and deviation angle.”

In the past, zoologists (i.e., aerodynamicists) have used a procedure to monitor wing movement called quasi-steady modelling. However, for the mosquito, this approach could not “encapsulate wake capture, rotational drag and nonlinear vortex phenomena.”6 But the four researchers were successful in describing the “unusual wing kinematics” of the mosquito.

produced a quasi-steady model that used dynamic force coefficients based on lift and drag polars at four Reynolds numbers to highlight which wing-stroke forces are the result of unconventional mechanisms and are consequently poorly explained by a quasi-steady model.6

Complex? Of course! Mosquitos are tiny, but their narrow, long wings can flap as much as 800 flaps per second! Bees flap at a mere 230 per second, and hummingbirds at a sluggish 50-60 per second. God created two sophisticated mechanisms to enhance the mosquito’s lift that seem to be unique to these pesky creatures.

The last paragraph of the article has the required nod to evolutionism with the authors saying,

It remains an open question as to why mosquitos have evolved to operate far outside the usual bounds of kinematic patterns used by other insects.7

“Far outside the usual bounds,” as if these researchers really understand the limits of creation. Perhaps it’s the Creator’s way of informing secular researchers (and their readers) of the incredible case for creation seen in the smart wing rotation of the common mosquito.

References

Miller, S. and J. Harley. 2013. Zoology, 9th ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 261.
MIller and Harley, 267.
Thomas, B. 2013. Bloody Mosquito Fossil Supports Recent Creation. Creation Science Update. Posted on ICR.org October 25, 2013, accessed April 10, 2017.
Sherwin, F. 2013. Mosquitoes and the Fall. Acts & Facts. 42 (3): 9.
Bomphrey, R., et al. 2017. Smart wing rotation and trailing-edge vortices enable high frequency mosquito flight. Nature. 544 (7648): 92-95.
Bomphrey, 94.
Bomphrey, 95.
*Mr. Sherwin is Research Associate, Senior Lecturer, and Science Writer at the Institute for Creation Research.

Article posted on April 24, 2017.


Even teh pesky mosquito testifies to the glory of the Creator!

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Response to nolidad (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 04:38 AM

1. How do mosquito wings flap so fast?

JEHOVAH!!!

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:06 PM

3. Pretty much, yes!

They are th eonly critter that flaps so fast and have that unique wing design.

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Response to nolidad (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 05:29 AM

2. They are really scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Lmao.

Now they have a loon with a degree in arts yapping about mosquito biology.

And you believe him!!

What qualifies him to decide these things?
I doubt they taught him that in college.
He didn't do any research on it at all. I doubt they'd even let that fool near a lab.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:07 PM

4. Why don't you write ICR and ask him.

You are the one with a problem- so take care of it!

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:10 PM

5. Heck I know you are a lazy critic so here:


Frank Sherwin
Research Associate, Senior Lecturer, and Science Writer
Zoology, Oceans, Noah's Flood, Microbiology, Dinosaurs
Frank Sherwin received his bachelor's degree in biology from Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado, in 1978. He attended graduate school at the University of Northern Colorado, where he studied under the late Gerald D. Schmidt, one of the foremost parasitologists in America. In 1985, Mr. Sherwin obtained a master's degree in zoology. He published his research in the peer-reviewed Journal of Parasitology. He contributes his scientific expertise to a variety of ICR's publications on creation science and is one of ICR's most sought-after speakers. He is the author of The Ocean Book and Guide to Animals, co-author of The Fossil Record: Unearthing Nature's History of Life and The Human Body: An Intelligent Design, and a contributor to Guide to Creation Basics and Creation Basics & Beyond.

Available resources by Frank Sherwin:

The Fossil Record: Unearthing Nature's History of Life
The Ocean Book
Guide to Animals
Guide to Creation Basics
Creation Basics & Beyond
Scientific Evidences for Creation CD
The Mighty, Wonderful Oceans DVD
Scientific Evidences for Creation DVD
Dinosaurs on Display: A Fossil Walk with the Beasts of the Earth DVD
Click here for articles by Frank Sherwin.

Click here for the ICR Speakers page.

Click here for the ICR Science Team page.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 05:42 PM

6. What? No more snide little loon comments?

Looks like he is more of as scientist than one who is a recipe follower!

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Response to nolidad (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 09:39 AM

7. Jesus designed the loon song too.

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Response to nolidad (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 09:48 AM

8. OK.

So let's say I needed hydrogen to make ammonia.
What recipe do I follow to get this hydrogen?
How many hydrogen molecules do I need?
Once I have my hydrogen, how many nitrogens to I have to stick in the bowl and mix to make ammonia?
1 nitrogen per hydrogen? Per 2 hydrogens? 3?
How do I make the nitrogen stick to the hydrogen? Certainly not with Pam cooking spray, they'll never stick.

Lmao.

I'd love to see you in a lab. Unfortunately it wouldn't be a very safe place to be with you in there.

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