Homing is an animal's ability to return precisely to its home from a significant distance away.
Homing suggests an obvious question: how do the animals find their way home?
The Encyclopædia Britannica describes this remarkable confirmation of extraordinary homing powers of a bird:
- A Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) returned from Massachusetts to [its nest in] Britain, 4,900 kilometres (3,050 miles) across the Atlantic, in 12½ days.
- Laysan albatrosses (Diomedea immutabilis) returned to Midway Island in the Pacific after being released at Whidbey Island, Washington; the journey covered 5,100 kilometres (3,200 miles) and took 10.1 days.
The Encyclopædia added that certain fishes and mammals "have demonstrated similar homing ability."
Materialists once sought to explain such homing by saying that the birds use landmarks or magnetism or the sun's angle or stars' patterns. But homing occurs in any compass direction, any climate, and at any season.
Racing and homing pigeons have this skill. Other birds are even better at it. Swallows, for example, can exhibit homing abilities that are even superior to pigeons'.
Materialists have even suggested that birds must somehow sense gravity waves and engage in homing based on them. But not even our most sophisticated laboratory equipment can sense gravity waves.
Discussions of homing abilities are omitted from grade and high school textbooks, thereby ignoring this unexplained but widespread phenomenon. This is further evidence that examples of divine influence in the natural world are systematically censored by the "scientific" community.
- Vol. 14, p. 668, 1991 edition.