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Intelligent Design: A Gift that Keeps on Giving — Pt. 1

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1255
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Andrew McDiarmid
Duration
00:08:57
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On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid looks at three new discoveries in nature that shout design.

The cone snail has a harpoon as fast as a speeding bullet. Researchers are looking at it for design ideas for robots and medical devices. The humble dandelion’s seeds are so optimized for lift and flight time that scientists wonder about borrowing its design for parachutes. And there’s a species, the mantis shrimp, whose larvae have “flashlights” in their eyes similar to advanced optics designed by human researchers.

See more on these design wonders at Evolution News.

Andrew McDiarmid

Media Relations and Assistant to the Director
Andrew McDiarmid is Media Relations Specialist and Assistant to CSC Director Stephen C. Meyer. He holds an MA in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University and a BA in English - Creative Writing from the University of Washington. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, AOL, Evolution News & Views, Scots Magazine, History Scotland Magazine, and other publications. In addition to his roles at the Discovery Institute, he is a freelance writer/editor and manages the Scottish culture website SimplyScottish.com.
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biomimetics
cone snail
dandelion
engineering
Intelligent Design
mantis shrimp
parachutes
robots