The Mouse Pyramids – Creation Minute 4

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The Mystery of the Mouse Pyramids

In the Sahara Desert, there lies a second, lesser known great pyramid mystery: the mystery of the mouse pyramids!

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No, not those mouse pyramids.

 

Mice inhabiting the sandy Sahara desert are continually  found to be building strange stone pyramids in front of the entrances to their burrows. What could be the purpose of such deliberate structures?

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The mice have a plan!

 

Biologists studying these mice have discovered that the mice almost exclusively use round stones to make these small pyramid-like constructions. The rounded shape allows air to flow freely around the smooth stones. During the night the temperature plummets and the stones become chilled, as the sun rises, the air heats up quickly, but the stones take longer to become hot. So moisture from the morning air condenses on the surfaces of the cool rocks and collects between the rounded edges. The mice then lick off the droplets. Believe it or not, this small bit of condensation is the primary source of water for these rodents!

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The same anomaly has been found to occur in at least one species of mouse in Australia, (P. chapmani) but instead of small pyramids, their stone arrangements may be up to three feet across! Again, the rounded stone pyramids provide just the right shape as a dew trap to collect water. So these examples of “mouse ingenuity”  leave those who believe in evolution with some difficult questions. How exactly did these mice learn to design and compose such pyramids to catch the dew? And how did at least two different species, half a world apart, arrive at the same solution to provide their water source for survival?

Our infinitely creative and ingenious God clearly knew that these mice would need a way to survive in these hot landscapes, so He built this essential knowledge into their DNA so they can survive!

He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. Colossians 1:17

*Creation Minute Articles based on excerpts from the book, “Inspired Evidence” by Julie Von Velt and Bruce Malone.

Creation Minutes can be heard on Friendship With God Radio Program by Tom Cantor.

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