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Engineers Chase Animals

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

"Extreme Convergence" Strains Credibility of Darwinism

When completely unrelated animals or plants display the same engineering solution, is it reasonable to assume a blind, unguided process of selection achieved improbable outcomes multiple times? Is calling it "convergent evolution" meaningful? Here are three examples.

Do Honeycombs Just Happen, or Do Bees Design Them?

The idea that honeycombs in beehives self-assemble is as old as Darwin. A new study claims to reinforce the idea, yet honeybees are not just bystanders in the process.

Fossil Follies and Mysteries

Silently, fossils speak from the earth, requiring translation and interpretation by humans who didn't see when they were laid to rest.

Animal and Plant Tricks

There's no end of amazing tricks in the living world – adaptations that aid their success. Finding them is one thing. Explaining them is another.

New Biomimetics Projects

These recently-reported attempts to mimic nature show that the biomimetics revolution continues, with no end in sight.

Bizarre Creatures With Incredible Design

Animals, whether living or fossil, often show surprising tricks of sensation, adaptation, or ornamentation.

Living Design Inspires Design

Engineers continue to look to the living world for solutions to practical problems. One of them is as close as your skin.

Do Confusing Branches Add up to a Darwin Tree?

Evolutionists routinely try to construct parts of Darwin's grand "tree of life" from fossils and genes. Do the parts come together as expected?

Felicitous Fossils Facilitate Phylogenetic Fabling

Here are some recent fossil finds that, whether they fit or not, are claimed to shed light on evolution.

New Biomimetics Stories

Here are some new ways scientists are imitating plants and animals to understand their designs and make new products.

Roach Bait Story Highlights Abuse of Word "Evolution"

Evolution is one of the most carelessly-used words in science, as several recent articles show. Not all change is evolution the way Darwin meant it.

Surprising Animals Go to Extremes

Today's entry features a mammal, a bird and an insect that have good reasons to show off.

Bug-Eye Camera, Fly Robot and other Bio-Inspired Tech

Incredible advancements in technology are coming from the imitation of nature, but engineers cannot yet attain animal performance.

Weekend Entertainment: Evolutionary Just-So Stories

When you see a science headline in the form "How the .... got its ...." prepare for a laugh. Now, even some evolutionists are laughing.
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