The depths of the oceans contain a lot of strange creatures as shown in the article linked below. Bio-luminescence is an ability that some creatures have to produce their own light!! How did this ability come about?
In the article, evolutionary theory states, "They found that bioluminescence emerged 29 times in marine fish across 14 clades". The article references one curator as saying, "Bioluminescence is so bizarre, for it just to evolve once is amazing, but to show that it's evolved all these times independently just among marine fishes is almost shocking."
Yes, I would think it shocking to if I believed that all life came about by random chemicals bumping into each other and changing. Bio-luminescence is driven by a lot of complex information contained in the creatures genome. Hundreds if not thousands of bits of information have to be in just the right place. The odds of this happening once is 0. So the idea someone thinking it happened 29 times is insane!! These creatures were initially created with the programming necessary to create light. Many other fish also likely had this ability. Those that made their home in the deep dark ocean benefited from this ability so natural selection promoted this trait. Other fish, who made their homes in shallower water likely lost this ability because it wasn't important and mutations eventually destroyed the functionality. It would be interesting to compare the genomes of fish to see if the genes that drive bio-luminescence are found in non-glowing fish, but are just broken.
Click the "More" link above to follow a self study that fully vets evolution.
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