The Bezoar goat can climb up sheer rock faces. The bottoms of its hooves are rough, and the soft pads under its feet let it move with great agility. The name "Bezoar" actually stems from a Farsi word meaning medicine, and these goats are experts at treating themselves—thanks to this species' astonishing knowledge of chemistry.When a Bezoar goat is bitten by a snake, immediately it begins eating one of the species of Euphorbia which grow around.This is a most astonishing behavior, because these plants contain euphorbon, a substance that neutralizes the venom in the goat's blood system.

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° Question :

What allows these goats, who do not even touch Euphorbia in their day-to-day grazing, to use these plants as a medicinal treatment? How do they know that they need this plant because the chemicals in the plant are an effective antidote against snake venom? It's impossible for them to find the one plant effective against snake venom by trial and error.

A goat starting to test all the hundreds of kinds of plants growing around will have no time to try more than a few. Even if it is successful once, the goat will still have to make the same correct decision in the future, every time it is bitten. For the moment, let's assume that a single goat does manage to do this. Yet all its members need to display this behavior in order for the entire species not to become extinct.

Therefore, the first successful goat has to pass on its experience to others. But it is not possible for a living thing to pass on the acquired traits to succeeding generations. To use an analogy; imagine someone who graduates from university with honors. None of the knowledge he's gained or efforts he's put in will be of any use to his children or grandchildren. Any knowledge or behavior that the individual acquires will die with that individual. It's not possible for "know-how" to be injected into the genes of a living thing so that it may pass on its experience to subsequent generations. Every generation has to reacquire the same information, directly right from scratch.

° Faith :

Deep consideration of examples like these is enough to show that living things' behavior cannot come about by chance. Through being inspired and taught by Allah, living things acquire all the knowledge they need. Allah leaves no living thing unguided and at the mercy of so-called chance. In one verse of the Qur'an, Allah reveals that He has  complete control of and dominion over living things:

" I have put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord. There is no creature He does not hold by the forelock. My Lord is on astraight path." (Surah Hud: 56) quran


Glands in ants' bodies produce formic acid (H2CO2) Ants regularly spread this chemical substance, with its antibiotic properties,over their bodies, thus preventing bacteria and fungi from growing on themselves and in their nest.That ants secrete this "disinfectant" acid in their own bodies and know how to use it is astonishing. Even more amazing, however, is that other creatures are also aware of their ability.


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Some species of bird also use this acid in ants. Though unable to secrete chemical substances themselves, they frequently visit  anthills and let the ants crawl among their feathers, leaving behind the formic acid they produce and thus ridding themselves of all their parasites.

 ° Question: 

How does the ant know that formic acid is effective against fungi let alone the chemical formula for that acid? How is it that the ant comes to no harm, while producing such a dangerous acidin its body? Moreover, how do birds know that they can use ants' formic acid to get rid of parasites?

It is totally impossible for any chemical substance that serves a specific purpose to arise by chance. Any error in the synthesis of formic acid will mean that it loses its antibiotic properties,and run the risk of harmful, poisonous substances being created.That being so, it's most illogical to maintain that the ant synthesized this substance on its own, or that the ant's body produces it by chance. Leaving that aside, let's assume that formic acid's formula emerged fully and complete. But this still changes nothing, because there must be not only a system to produce the acid in the ant's body,but also some system to protect the ant and keep the acid from doing it any harm. This clearly reveals that, contrary to what evolutionists would have us believe, the ant's glands could not have developed in stages.

° Faith :

None of these creatures can carry out these procedures on their own. The fact is that ants emerged suddenly, together with all their characteristics. Allah, the Omniscient, created formic acid, the glands to produce it, at the same time He created ants themselves. It is also Allah Who inspires birds to visit ants' nests to make use of their formic acid. Allah knows the needs of all living things and creates the means with which they can be met. In one verse, it is revealed that Allah surrounds and pervades all:

"It is Allah Who created the seven heavens and of the Earth the same number, the Command descending down through all of them, so that you might know that Allah has power over all things and that Allah encompasses all things in His knowledge."(Surat at-Talaq: 12)