ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution

Intelligent Design: A Gift that Keeps on Giving — Pt. 2

Andrew McDiarmid
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On this episode of ID the Future, the second in a series, host Andrew McDiarmid reviews three more displays of design in nature.

Researchers in Scotland have shown that beavers, once considered by some as nuisances good only for their pelts, are actually great biodiversity engineers. The water lily is another marvel of hydraulic engineering that’s inspiring new designs for desalination plants. And the familiar walnut shell is made of cells interlocked more tightly than any 3-D puzzle ever invented, making it tough enough to need a hammer to open. It’s inspiring new packaging design ideas. 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. He has a technology column at and authors the blog Thinking and Thriving in the Digital Age. His writing has appeared in San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The Herald (UK), BreakPoint, Technoskeptic Magazine, The Washington Post, and other publications. In addition to his roles at the Discovery Institute, he is host of the Scottish culture and music podcast Simply Scottish, available anywhere podcasts are found.