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Weekend Biomimetics Showcase

The focus in biology these days is on design. Here's evidence.

Strange and Wonderful Animals Explored

Look at what scientists are learning about some common animals, and others not so common.

Animals Can Be Smarter Than You Think

Here are four organisms with surprising mental powers.

Evolutionists Blunder on Natural Selection

It would be helpful if, when discussing natural selection, evolutionists knew what they are talking about.

Inspiring Life Tricks

These tricks are enough to make an inventor run to the patent office.

Flying Physics

In the world of flying animals, stories of remarkable physical engineering come to light.

Small Creatures Have Super Strength

The most amazing physical feats in nature are performed by some of the smallest organisms.

Secret Animal Hideouts

Small animals can hide out in secret places, even in your own home.

Just-So Stories for the Darwin Crowd

For the scientifically illiterate, bedtime stories of how things evolved bring contentment.

Design in Tiny Fruit Flies

Among the smallest of flyers, these amazing insects pack incredible technology into a tiny package.

Evolutionists: Give Us Your Best Shot

News reporters often shout evolutionary evidence with chutzpah. Let's call their bluff.

Hair Makes You Bigger and Warmer

Scientists found that hair increases a beast's surface area by a factor of 100.

Scientific Progress Is Spelled "Bio-Inspiration"

Need fundamental insights into physics and technology? Look no further than the living world.

Scientific Progress Needs Design, Not Darwin

Numerous papers advancing scientific knowledge rely on design principles, not evolutionary notions.

What's New in Biomimetics?

It's hard to keep up with the numerous advancements in science coming from inspiration provided by natural design.

Animals Wonderful and Bizarre

The variety of living organisms on our planet is astonishing and often surprising. Here are a few examples that have come to light in news reports.

Smart Mammal Tricks

Take any animal group. The closer you look, the more interesting things get. Check out four mammals.

Mosquitoes Developed a Taste for Human Blood Recently

An experiment with disease-carrying mosquitoes in Africa showed a surprising result: they switched to human blood just thousands of years ago.

Fantastic Fossils Challenge Paradigms

A flood of amazing fossils from around the world has hit the news lines recently.

Animals Overcome Limitations of Physics

The limits of human engineering have been overcome by animals in surprising ways worth imitating.

Sunday Funnies

Here are some silly evolution claims crossing the news wires. Some evolutionists appear to have little more to do than speculate and spin stories.

Three New and Different Biomimetics Stories

There appears to be no end of ways to imitate nature's designs.

Engineers Chase Animals

Inspired by the wisdom inherent in living organisms, inventors and engineers are finding bright ideas.

Cambrian Explosion Began with Big Brains

A fossil Cambrian arthropod shows a large complex brain, prompting evolutionists to propose that evolution ran backwards from there.

Hear Ye: Another Darwinian Prediction Falsified by Fossils

In a classic test of evolutionary “post-diction” (predicting what should be found in the fossil record), scientists made a bold prediction of what insect ears would look like before the evolution of bats. Believing that the presence of bats, a new predator with sonar, would spur the evolution of insect ears, the scientists predicted that earlier insects would have less-developed ears, or none at all. Then they found exceptionally-preserved insect fossils from the Green River formation in Wyoming, and compared the fossil evidence with their prediction. What was found?

Engineers Tip Hat to Nature

It’s conventional in blogging to give an HT (hat tip) to a friend who makes you aware of a cool item. Engineers are giving hat tips to plants and animals as they seek for amazing new products that do wonderful things, just like the ones in nature.

Can Biomimetics Shed Light on Evolution?

Biomimetics is part science and part engineering. The scientific part is to observe and understand the structure and function of a living thing. The engineering part is to apply that science into useful products. Science news articles today are claiming that a biomimetic flying machine modeled on insects is shedding light on evolution. Such a claim deserves some scrutiny.

Fossil Finds Feed Facile Fables

Remarkable fossils continue to come to science’s attention, yielding clues about past ecological conditions. Once in awhile, whole fossil specimens – even graveyards of many organisms – are uncovered, but most fossils are mere fragments. Placing fossils into interpretive stories requires knowledge of other fossils and comparisons with living species. Even then, the history of life is not directly observable. Fossils, being silent, can only show their current state; the lack of access to the past, combined with ignorance of all the clues, leaves room for alternative interpretations. Evolutionists, in their desire to fit fossils into a preconceived story, sometimes go far beyond what the actual fossil evidence is capable of saying – and some of their explanations border on the miraculous.