A Book about Bombardier Beetles

Part 4 of 4 of the documentary The Natural World – Secret Weapons from 1983. The explanation of how the Bombardier beetle’s defence mechanism really works begins immediately, though the full segment starts at 8:30 in the previous video. Watch from the beginning starting here.

The pseudonymous entomology blogger Bug Girl has obtained a copy of an old ‘kids’ book published by the Institute for Creation Research called Bomby the Bombardier Beetle. Her reaction?

And, oh what a mass of WTFery this book is.

You get the idea: now read the full post.

It would seem that while a decline in the quality of the ICR’s output over the decades could still be argued, they’ve been pulling nonsense like this out of their …rectal chambers ever since the beginning.

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