The Sense God Gave a Goose
I don’t have enough faith to believe in evolution. Nothing I have seen can walk me through the development of a living creature over “millions of years”. I don’t disagree that we start as a cell. We know that from conception. But, which developed first to move that cell to a multi-faceted marvelous wonder of a living creature. What came first for the animal…a mouth, or an esophagus, or perhaps the stomach, intestinal tract, and the ability to eliminate waste from the body? Which of the senses was first….sight, or hearing, or smell, or taste, or touch? Was the first audio sound acknowledged through the skull so that the vibrations made future generations over thousands of years know that the body needed an auditory canal, an external ear to capture sound, the bones and an ear drum to transmit the sound, an auditory nerve to send the signal to the brain, and how long did it take the brain to realize what it was receiving? Which of those parts of hearing appeared first on or in the body? I don’t have enough faith to be an evolutionist!
I have known some folks in my past that when they met people that confounded them, their expression was, “He doesn’t have the sense God gave a goose!” Well, it turns out that God gave geese quite a bit of insight to know what to do to be effective…..enjoy these facts from geese. Who knows…someone might even learn something today….from a goose!
When you see geese flying along in “V” formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in “V” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily because they are travelling on the thrust of one another.
When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone – and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.
If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those people who are headed the same way we are.
When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point.
It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs, whether with people or with geese flying south.
Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
What messages do we give when we honk from behind?
Finally – and this is important – when a goose gets sick or is wounded by gunshot, and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies, and only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their group.
If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that. (Copied).