Echolocation is the ability of an animal, such as a bat, to locate its prey by means of sound. The bat emits a series of extremely high pitched "beeps" and then analyzes the echos that these beeps produce as the echoes of the beeps bounce back off of objects. The concept of echolocation was first utilized by man in World War II when sonar was used to detect the presence of submarines beneath the surface of the sea. A "ping" would bounce off the bottom of the ocean as well but if a submarine were above the bottom it would bounce off the submarine first.

Bats do the same thing with beeps that are too high in frequency for humans to hear. They send out beeps and the beeps bounce off of flying insects. This is an amazing ability, to be sure, but until recently no one has understood exactly how complex and amazing it is.

The first discovery was that a bat can locate a motionless insect sitting on a leaf in total darkness. That means that the bat 1) could distinguish between the insect and the leaf and 2) the bat did not need its eyes to do it. That bat can locate its prey in total darkness. Perception of Silent and Motionless Prey on Vegetation in the Gleaning bat Microycteris Microtis, by Inga Geipel and Kirsten Jung of the University of Ulm, Germany; and Elisabeth K. V. Kalko, of the University of Ulm and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

"Using echolocation alone the bats found, identified and captured insects perched motionless and silent on the leaves of plants. Remarkably, the scientists concluded that through echolocation alone these foraging bats are able to perceive a detailed image of an insect’s shape and structure." Quoted from

That means that by the use of sound echoes alone, it can distinguish an insect on a leaf from the leaf from the surrounding twigs and leaves and branches. This would be similar to a ship being able to locate a submarine that is sitting on the bottom of the sea sith the use of sonar. It is hard to imagine how the echo off of a bug on a leaf would differ from the echo of the same leaf without the bug. But there is a very slight difference. How vastly sensitive the bat's hearing must be to tell the difference!

But that ability pales beside the other discovery.

The bat's brain is a living computer that is hard-wired with a vastly complex mathematical algorythm that can analyze these barely perceptible echoes that come from leaves and insects, each one with a slightly different nuance. And there is one echo from one position and then a slightly different echo from another position and somehow when the echoes are compared, the differences between the two echoes (or series of echoes) disclose the presence of something on the surface of the leaf.

The mathematics in the bat's brain have been programmed so accurately that it enables the bat to not only locate the insect and tell it from the leaf, but to analyze the surface texture of the wings of the insect.

When referring to the wings of dragonflies, the authors of this study state the following:

"... we infer that differences in reflective properties of surface textures are recognized by M. microtis and used for prey classification. The importance of texture information for bats has been already demonstrated for the Indian false vampire bat, Megaderma lyra (Megadermatidae)." See Geipel and Jung, supra.

This is similar to a ship being able to count the rivets on the hull of a subarine sitting on the bottom of the sea by using sonar.

Where did this astounding - and instantaneous - analysis come from? Where did the mathematical algorythm come from? Who figured it out? How was it written into the neurons of the bat's brain and timed down the nano-second to create an awareness of such flawless accuracy?

Evolution has a very simple answer: all of the bats who could not perceive the texture of the wing of a dragonfly by sound echoing off of its surface died. That is no answer at all.

One need only to presume absoultely nothing about God to conclude that the non-physical algorithm written into the bat's brain was written into the bat's neurons intentionally.

The bat was not created by a series of amazing mutations and "environmental pressure." The bat was created by the same entity that created the reader and that entity is God, the Creator of all life. There is no other reasonable explanation.