Fast Facts: Bats (Part 2)

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope!

I’m Carl Kerby, and we’re talking about the bat’s navigation system. 

Have you heard someone say, “She’s blind as a bat!”   Sorry, bat’s aren’t blind.  Yes, some species don’t see very well, while others see almost as well as humans. 

Problem is, bats get their dinner at night when it’s dark.  They can’t see.  How does that work? Bats use echo location to find their dinner.

Here’s how it works.  A bat causes air to vibrate by using their Larynx (aka Voice Box), making a high-pitched sound that they send out … pulse after pulse.  They then listen for the echo as the sound bounces off whatever’s in their path. 

Fact is … God created this process to be so efficient that based on the echo, many scientists believe bats can tell the difference between moths, mosquitos, and other insects. 

Our time’s up so we’ll have to talk more about bats in the next Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope. Until then, stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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