A new wave in biology is biomimicry, people imitating those structures or processes that are found in nature. The secular scientist may not be aware of it, but embracing biomimicry is evidence that he is thinking God’s thoughts—copying His living world. (Biomimicry is not to be confused with biological mimicry, i.e., Batesian mimicry and Mullerian mimicry.) Scientists have become active in copying “mother nature” and have produced designs that—although amazing—still fall short of the real thing. Examples from the living world are numerous, evidenced by how often these scientists refer to design. For example, the large Arapaima fish of Brazil has “intricately designed scales,” perhaps giving “bioinspiration” for engineers as they seek to develop flexible ceramics.1
Popular diving watercraft called Seabreachers are designed after the sleek water dynamic shapes of killer whales, dolphins, and sharks.2 God designed the whale to be incredibly agile for its size, and researcher Frank E. Fish attributed the remarkable agility to the characteristic dome-like bumps called tubercles on the leading edge of humpback whales’ flippers. This has inspired what Dr. Fish and technologists are calling “tubercle technology” or the “tubercle effect.”3 Massive wind turbine blades with tubercles on the leading edge have increased yearly electrical production by 20 percent while significantly reducing noise. The blade construction of other machines such as fans, pumps, compressors and turbines could now incorporate this efficient and reliable design feature that God thought of first….
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