How Did the Termite Evolve?

By Fred Melton

If you want to see an evolutionist squirm, ask him how the termite evolved. Oh, he will have an answer all right, but you’ll have to try hard to keep a straight face when he explains it to you.

According to current evolutionary theory (it’s changed some since Darwin), “natural selection” progressing toward a higher organism is accomplished only when a chance mutation bestows upon the organism more survival ability — notwithstanding the fact that there is no such thing as a “progressive” mutation.

Now, there are to be found within God’s natural creation many partnerships that are essential to the immediate life of both plant and animal involved in this union. Typical of such interdependent systems is the lowly termite, order — Isoptera. The main problem appears to be the fact that this little creature keeps insisting on eating wood which he himself cannot digest because it contains cellulose. There is, however, a small protozoan animal which colonizes the termite’s stomach that dearly loves to digest wood.

While the Christian is ridiculed for believing in God, who is the designer and prime mover of all causes (including termites and protozoan), the evolutionists, without so much as raising an eyebrow, ask the world to believe that these little insects suffered a mutation which made them want to eat wood they cannot digest. At precisely the same time their bodies, by mutation, became adjusted to enable them to maintain numerous colonies of protozoan in their stomachs while again at that precise time, a mutation chanced to occur in the protozoan which enabled them to live in the stomach of the termite “after which both termite and protozoan lived happily ever after.”

It will not help to say that they evolved together for as typical of all such systems, they will not operate except in a perfected state.

Truly, it may be said that the evolutionist lives by faith alone.

March 16, 1972