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The Anatomical Structure of Turtle Armor

The Anatomical Structure of Turtle Armor

By Harun Yahya

The shell contiguous with the skin is in layers and is renewed in a similar fashion as dead human skin.

The shell contiguous with the skin is in layers and is renewed in a similar fashion as dead human skin.

The upper part of a turtle’s armor is called a “carapace” and the underside of it is called the “plastron”. God has created the shell of the turtle as a part of skeleton. Only some parts such as the head, the feet and the tail are open to make it possible to use these organs. All the other parts except these are covered with tightly locked bone plates from top, bottom and sides. The top of these bone plates are covered with keratin plates. Because this bone armor is a part of skeleton, a turtle cannot survive out of this shell. The shell and the skeleton grows from bottom to top as a layer.

All turtle species breath with lungs . God has created the lungs of these creatures towards the back and stuck to the shell. Ribs that safeguard the lungs are also under the upper part of this armor. However, aquatic turtles do “cloacal respiration”. (In some creatures; digestion, urinary and reproductive waste are thrown from a single point. This is called cloacal respiration.)

The shell contiguous with the skin is in layers and is renewed in a similar fashion as dead human skin. The heavy armor makes it difficult for turtles to walk fast. However, there are many wisdoms we can see in the shell of this creature.

Undoubtedly, God has created everything in nature with infinite knowledge and ability. Turtles are the work of this knowledge and power of Almighty God. All living beings, humans, animals, insects, plants; God has created all living and nonliving beings. This truth is revealed in the Qur’an as below:

“Then Praise be to God, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth,- Lord and Cherisher of all the Worlds! To Him be glory throughout the heavens and the earth: and He is Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom!” (Al-Jathiyyah, 36-37)

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Taken with slight editorial modifications from www.harunyahya.com.

Harun Yahya was born in Ankara in 1956. He studied arts at Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, the author has published many books on political, faith-related and scientific issues. Harun Yahya is well known as an author who has written very important works disclosing the imposture of evolutionists, the invalidity of their claims and the dark liaisons between Darwinism and bloody ideologies. Some of the books of the author have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Albanian, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Bosnian, Indonesian, Turkish, Tatar, Urdu and Malay and published in the countries concerned. Harun Yahya’s books appeal to all people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, regardless of their age, race and nationality, as they center around one goal: to open the readers mind by presenting the signs of Gods eternal existence to them.

 

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