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Ernst Haeckel's book, Art Forms in Nature, displays a dazzling array of strange and mysterious microscopic creatures gleaned from the oceans of the world. Small skeletal creatures that most of us never will have the chance to see first hand.

Over the course of his life Haeckel studied and dissected thousands of cells and living organisms, all the while using his exquisite artistry to draw what he saw in the microscope. What he was able to explore and find was a world full of unseen beauty, hand drawn pictures of delicate skeletal structures, resembling snowflakes, flowers, hexagons, and many more designs to majestic to even explain. The depth and the intricate structures of these microscopic creatures makes one realize just how complex and mysterious God is.

Haeckel was one of the 19th centuries foremost biologists and zoologists. He was a strong supporter of Darwin and even designed an evolutionary tree of life. Unlike Darwin, Haeckel was a Pantheist in that he believed that God was nature and that nature was God, and that all living organisms were part of God's body as a whole. But for some reason Haeckel attributed all of these organisms to evolution.

Creator's Signature

I do agree with Haeckel that God's fingerprints are in all of nature, after all He created this world and everything in it. How can a Creator not leave His signature on all that He has created. But Haeckel and I differ on the origin of these organisms. I believe that God created the earth and everything therein, and that He did so for us.

Genesis 1:21 says, “So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to it's kind. And God saw that it was good.”

God created a sea, land and air that can be explored and enjoyed to the fullest, and He created it just for us. Haeckel's work however, has provided us with a wondrous view of God's intricate designs, whether he believes in God or not.

God's artistic signature is on all things.

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