ECUADOR - ‘Darwin’s Arch’ Collapses

K. Farmer

One of the most famous rock formations in the Galapagos Islands has collapsed into the sea.

The top of Darwin’s Arch, located in the northern part of the archipelago, fell as “a consequence of natural erosion,” according to the Ministry of Environment for Ecuador.

Named after English biologist Charles Darwin, the arch is considered one of the best diving spots in the Pacific Ocean archipelago that’s part of Ecuador and located hundreds of miles off the country’s coast.

The UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its many endemic animal and plant species, famously inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution.

“Some in the dive & travel industry are already referring to this now as ‘The Pillars of Evolution.’ We will miss this iconic site,” said tour company Aggressor Adventures., 18 May 2021


One cannot help but note the irony of “The Pillars of Evolution” collapsing due to “natural erosion.” This brings to mind the story of Samson, where “the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand” (Judges 16:23). After praying, “Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up…And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein” (verses 29-30). (By K. Farmer)

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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