Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Brilliance of Evolution

Science and engineering have produced some very sophisticated machines. After centuries of advances and who knows how many millions of hours of work, we have now sports cars and spacecraft. Such high tech marvels, however, in many regards do not match the wonders of biology. Evolutionists are convinced that the forces that bring us the wind and the rain also accomplished what our leading scientists and engineers, armed with determination, years of training and supercomputers, could not. We cannot even build a single cell bacteria from scratch, which evolution somehow is supposed to have produced early on in a warm little pond somewhere.

But scientists and engineers are producing ever improved robots to study animal design and even evolution. Ignoring the fact that evolution did not have the benefit of a robotics industry, microprocessors, and centuries of supporting fundamental science, evolutionists are claiming that their robotics experiments are simulating evolution. The key is all the new, advanced technology that makes for more advanced robots. As one report explained:

Microprocessors are now tinier and more sophisticated. Building materials are more pliable. The same technology driving the use of electronic prosthetic limbs and vacuuming robots also is giving scientists a sophisticated tool to study biology. "In the past, if you think about it, robots wouldn't work because we could only make these big metal things with rotating joints that were really stiff ... and that's not how nature is," said Robert J. Full, professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley.

With enough investment, research and determination perhaps someday we can catch up to evolution—a truly brilliant designer.