“just one of several “biologically inspired” robot explorers under test, including robot insects.”
“”These dolphins were either ‘blinding’ their most spectacular sensory apparatus when hunting – which would be odd, though they still have sight to reply on – or they have a sonar that can do what human sonar cannot”
But the pitcher plant didn’t get the award for that.
“They found that the club is a highly complex structure, composed of three specialized regions that work together to create a structure tougher than many engineered ceramics.
“The researchers looked for help in their intelligent design from nature–so could it be that nature itself was intelligently designed?”
“Aerogels are so light that some of them are denoted as ‘solid smoke.’ “
“Human engineers can only dream of creating such devices. “
If nature is unintelligently designed, how come it has so much to teach us?
The word “design” is used four times in the article.
“Meanwhile, another group of researchers say they have shown for the first time that swallowtail butterflies have an array of sensors on their forelegs that allow them to get a flavor of the leaves they land on. “
“Advanced design in nature that appears to elude both the inventive mind of man and the limited capabilities of natural selection… “
Note how this is merely a “bag of tricks.” Would the same people write about the space shuttle that way?
Swarms of bacteria do better rather than worse than animals in finding the right direction.
But if anyone suggests that there is an intelligence behind nature, suddenly the mood changes to baseless claims and stupid remarks.
“This system is the first “mechanical” clock ever discovered in genetics. And it explains why the system is so remarkably precise.”