Primrose And Bees

It never really ceases to amaze me when I find out how detailed God’s creation is. All along the edges of my property I find Evening Primrose. The bright yellow bloom always makes me smile. But today I learned something new about the happy yellow flowers that just turned up one day and stayed. They can hear. Israeli scientists have discovered that the petals function like ears. When Primrose flowers “hear” the buzz of bees they actually release sweeter nectar to draw them in. They only react this way to the sounds of pollinators. Making the sweet nectar is biologically expensive and comes with other complications so the Primrose plant doesn’t produce it until it’s likely to be visited by a pollinator. I didn’t really see it mentioned in the article but I’m willing to bet that the bees will buzz the flowers in an effort to “wake them up “. If this is happening then I would expect to see the bee hover close to the flowers and then come back once it’s had time to produce the sweet treat.

Albert Einstein is credited with having said that God doesn’t play dice with the universe. When I think about the relationship between the Primrose plant and the bees I see this as evidence that not only does He not play dice with the universe but He’s designed a perfect system and that everything has it place and a roll to play in it. For those of us who desire a harmonious relationship with God let me ask if that should also mean a harmonious relationship with his natural world? I believe so. If we could just figured out the little details and pursue a simple lifestyle I believe that creation would respond to us the way the Primrose responds to the bee. In the garden of Eden God told Adam and Eve to subdue the Earth, not destroy it. (The word subdue implying gentle persuasion. )

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6 thoughts on “Primrose And Bees

  1. I completely agree. Capitalism pushes and shoves is to want so much wealth, we become obsessed with pursuing and maintaining wealth. So much so, that it’s made a simple life as unattractive and undesirable… when, really, the simple life brings content.

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    1. I think I probably have a different definition of what capitalism is. However, if you’re referring to what i call crony corporatism then you’re right. All capitalism means is that a person has the right to profit from their own labor. Have you ever heard of the McKenzie group? They are the ones who started a lot of problems we have today.

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      1. I have not heard about the McKenzie group, but I will definitely look forward to researching them in the future (hopefully there’s a book available). Agreed. Capitalism works fine, but corporatism cares for no one but the rich.

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