Fruit of Plants

Plants that produce fruit such as apples, oranges, kiwis, pomegranates, etc., use an incredible amount of nutrients and sugars to create its fruit.  Why?  Why expend all those healthy factors into something that it will eventually drop off or lose?

Looking at this question from a  logical standpoint, the plant has to continue its species with a new generation since the plant will ultimately die one day from one of multiple possible causes.  A plant’s fruit contains seeds that can carry on its producer’s legacy. There are many ways a plant’s fruit can deliver a seed to the ground: wind, water, animal excretion.  Let’s use animal excretion for an example.

One day, a raccoon comes creeping along and spies a large, juicy apple hanging from one of the limbs of an apple tree.  The coon swiftly navigates up the trunk of the tree with ease, approaching the tasty treat.  Reaching out, it plucks the fruit from the branch and carries it back down again where it will dine.  Having eaten the apple, the seeds are now safely inside the raccoon’s digestive system, awaiting deposit onto the ground.  Some hours later, the raccoon passes its waste.  The seeds now have fertilizer that will absorb water and moisture, which a seed needs to germinate and grow.  Assuming the seeds have time to grow without interruption from outside forces, they will one day grow into a new apple tree that will continue its species.

We have deduced that the reason for a plant putting much energy into its fruit is to ensure that its species and legacy are carried on by its offspring.  Logically, this biology can only exist by the work of a Creator who engineered nature to stand the test of time.



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