a photoblog of God's handiwork.

Did You Ever See An Elephant Fly?

I will come right out and say it, this looks like a very out of place post for His Creation!  Maybe it is, but then, maybe it isn’t.  You can be the judge, and feel free to leave me a comment to let me know what you think.

His Creation is all about celebrating the handiwork of God, with a lot of emphasis on the many critters He put on this earth.  I believe He is responsible for creation, while non-believers ultimately believe that through a series of cataclysmic events, the advance of time, and random chance, life simply sprung forth on it’s own.  If Chaos + Time + Chance = Life, isn’t it amazing that many of the world’s most brilliant and studied people have spent their entire lives trying to create even the most simple life form, and failed?  Doesn’t it make you wonder how all the amazing life forms could happen by “chance,” when investing billions of dollars, incredible intellectual capital and who knows how many years, can’t even get the process started?

While science continues to work on how to create something as simple as a single-celled amoeba, we can celebrate man-made creations of a different kind.  Throughout the nineteenth century, different types of cartoons and animations were invented as a means of entertainment, with the advent of things like flip-books, phenakistoscopic discs and praxinoscopes .  Over the past two hundred years, the art of animation has gone through an incredible evolution, and many of today’s animations almost seem real.  I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of this art is very scant, however my nephew, Nathan Bryan, has been blessed with creativity and education in the field.  Recently he has been bringing to “life” an elephant named Loxo.  Nathan has posted a series of videos that takes us through the creation of Loxo, and I have found the process educational and downright impressive.  I have yet to see Loxo fly, but I’m sure his creator could make it happen – but if left to time and chance, it would ever occur!

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If you like Loxo, let him know by visiting his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MrLoxo or check out his website by clicking on his name.

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2 responses

  1. The creations of mankind are ultimately reflections of God’s creation, as we are made in God’s image and likeness. Hence, the offshoots of the God-given creativity that we make manifest in the world we live in, ultimately mirror the primary and eternal Creative Mind, even though there are those who refuse to accept the existence of the First Cause.

    February 8, 2012 at 9:05 am

    • Well stated, thanks for commenting!

      February 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm

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