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The Creation Answers Book
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Editor’s note: As Creation magazine has been continuously published since 1978, we are publishing some of the articles from the archives for historical interest, such as this. For teaching and sharing purposes, readers are advised to supplement these historic articles with more up-to-date ones available by searching

作者:Carl Wieland
譯者:林梅英(Marian Lin)

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創世記三章十四節,我們讀到:「耶和華上帝對蛇說 … … 你必用肚子行走,終身吃土。」因為蛇似乎並不是吃土的,所以依據各人偏好的見解,這段經文不是被當作隱喻來解釋(這看來也合理),就是被認為是聖經有錯誤的例子。



在蛇口腔的頂部有一個器官,被稱作「雅克布森器官」(“Jacobson’s organ”)這是蛇除了鼻子以外的另一個嗅覺器官。蛇用牠那分叉、快速伸吐的舌頭拾取少許土的樣本在舌末端分叉的部位上,然後再把它們送進口腔上方這兩個對稱的嗅覺器官裡。蛇一旦用這種方法「嗅」出它們的味道,其舌頭就必須被清潔後,才能立刻再進行重複的步驟。



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