Biomimetics reveals the design in nature, says engineer
|April 24, 2012||Posted by News under Biomimicry, News|
Here, Mark Biedebach,
Nature: Evolved or Intelligently Designed?
As an engineer with a PhD in biophysics and a researching neurophysiologist, I could never escape the impression that there are a large number of living organisms that appear to exhibit engineering design. Therefore, I was happy to contribute an article expanding on the recent imitation of sunflower design (a Fermat spiral) by MIT researchers seeking a better arrangement for mirrors in solar power stations. In this case, the researchers looked for help in their intelligent design from nature–so could it be that nature itself was intelligently designed? Or is, as Richard Dawkins claims, the design really only “apparent?”
Let’s consider a few examples.
From AITSE, dedicated to bunk-free science.