Monday, August 17, 2009

Learning from the Greatest Genius of All

Researchers are now using biological molecules to help with the processing of instructions in a new generation of computer chips. Over the past century computers have become smaller, cheaper, faster and more powerful while using less energy. To continue such improvements a technology that uses DNA molecules may be used.

There are many examples of designs in science and engineering that borrow from biology. Designs from synthetic aperture radar to velcro were here long before we re-invented them. But now we borrow not merely a design from nature, but the actual structures--DNA molecules.

Isn't it amazing that such wonders just happened to arise on their own before our smartest scientists and engineers, using powerful computers, were able to design them? Which is smarter, evolution or the evolutionist it created?