God made special eyes for creatures with special needs
The eye itself is only half of ‘seeing’. Your brain has to decode and interpret what your eyes are seeing.
This brain function works faster than any super-computer that man has ever created! So something
as amazing as the human eye couldn’t have come about by chance processes, even once.
Some creatures have eyes that are very different from ours, and this works very well for what these
creatures need. God created some insects, such as flies, with compound eyes, which enable the insect
to see in many different directions at once. Scientists are studying them so they can make devices
like them. This could improve surveillance systems and missile tracking units.
Newton wasn’t the first to use mirrors for focusing, as in his reflecting telescope—God made mirror
eyes too, when He created lobsters and scallops.
In fact, God created one creature, the brownsnout spookfish, with both a lens and a mirror in each
of its eyes! It lives very deep in the ocean, about 1,000 metres or 3,000 feet down, where very little
sunlight reaches. So one part of each eye is like a telescope pointing upwards, using a lens to focus,
so the fish can see things above itself. But the other part of each eye uses
a mirror to focus light coming from deep-sea creatures below that
emit their own light—called bioluminescence!
Common Housefly with compound eyes