Design Features Questions and Answers
- A brief history of design (available in Spanish)
- Is the design explanation legitimate? (from Refuting Evolution)
- CMI’s views on the Intelligent Design Movement
- Argument: ‘Irreducible complexity’ (from Refuting Evolution 2).
‘Intelligent Design’ Movement: strengths and weaknesses
- Intelligent Design: why the fuss, and what is it about?
- Clarity and confusion: A review of The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism by Michael Behe
- Introduction to ID, warts and all: A review of A Biblical Point of View on Intelligent Design by Kerby Anderson
Scientists copying nature (biomimetics)
- Interview with Stuart Burgess, leader in biomimetics
- Fancy flying from advanced aeronautics: the design of swifts and jet fighters
- Dragonfly design tips
- Walking up walls: Insects inspire a better ‘sticky tape’
- Desert creatures inspire ‘SandBot’
- Spiderweb stickiness secret
- God’s webspinners give chemists free lessons
- Scientists finally copy Creator’s super-rubber
- Cuttlefish colour changes inspire new energy-efficient TV screen design
- Colourblind squid camouflage inspires Navy research
- Surveillance solution: mimicking a bug’s eye view
- Mantis shrimp ‘fist’ could inspire new body armour
- Firefly lanterns inspire LED lenses
What about claims of ‘bad design’?
- Argument: ‘Bad design’ is evidence of leftovers from evolution (from Refuting Evolution 2).
- Is our inverted retina really ‘bad design’?
- Backwardly wired retina an optimal structure : New eye discovery further demolishes Dawkins
- Fibre optics in eye demolish atheistic ‘bad design’ argument
- The Prostate Gland—is it ‘badly designed’?
- Rats! A toothless argument for evolution
- Is the human pharynx poorly designed?
- Recurrent laryngeal nerve
- 100 years of airplanes—but these weren’t the first flying machines!
- The evolution of feathers: a major problem for Darwinism
- Why a butterfly flutters by
- Going batty over evolution: Flexible, highly articulated wings leave bats without evolutionary ancestors
- Amazing discovery: Bird wing has leading edge technology
- Pterosaurs flew like modern aeroplanes
- Why a fly can fly like a fly
- The Hummingbird: God’s little miracle
- Great gecko glue?
- Snail trail
- Spectacular spider stickiness
- Startling stickiness: How ants and bees adhere with amazing machinery
- God’s amazing glue
Colours, patterns and camouflage
- Beautiful black and blue butterflies
- Butterfly brilliance: Dual diffraction gratings produce two colour signals
- A coat of many colours: Captivating chameleons
- Fawn among the flowers
- The beauty of the peacock tail, and the problems with the theory of sexual selection
- Submarines with fish fins?
- Discovering the dolphin’s secret
- In leaps and bounds—the amazing jumping prowess of frogs and froghoppers
- Horse legs: the special catapult mechanism
- Critical characteristics and the irreducible knee joint
- Australia’s amazing kangaroos
- Flighty flippers: humpback whale flipper nodules improve streamlining
- The magnificent migrating monarch
- Turtles can read magnetic maps
- Wings on the wind
- Ants find their way by advanced mathematics
- Dancing Bees
- Can it bee?
- Cows: a magnetic sign for evolutionists
- Bats: Sophistication in miniature
- Amazing Abalone Armour
- Super shells (conches)
- Bridges and bones, girders and groans (Available in Spanish)
- Bone building: perfect protein
- Tooth enamel: sophisticated materials science
- Why nail biters don’t cry
- Sponge’s super spicules: fantastic fibre-optics
- A sweet revelation
- Lobster eyes—brilliant geometric design
- Excellent Eye: Better than any camera—the eye’s response to light
- Brilliant brittlestars: Entire skeleton forms one big compound eye
- The fish with four eyes
- Trilobite technology
- Four-eyed spookfish has mirror eyes
- Green power: God’s solar power plants amaze chemists
- God’s little green machines
- Electrical design in the human body
Biological ‘machines’ and other irreducibly complex mechanisms
- ATP synthase: majestic molecular machine made by a mastermind
- The amazing motorized germ: bacterial flagellum
- Incredible Kinesin! Biological ‘robots’ will blow your mind!
- Bunchberry bang!
- Even a tiny virus has a powerful mini-motor
- Shrimpy superboxer
- Pistol packing … Shrimp?!
- Venus flytrap: Ingenious mechanism still baffles Darwinists
- Fingertip control
- Olfactory design: Smell and spectroscopy
- Preliminary observation of the pygidial gland of the Bombardier Beetle, Brachinus sp.
- Sylvan symphony
- Orchids … a witness to the Creator
- Coral: animal, vegetable and mineral
- Ants: swarm intelligence
- Cleaner fish off the menu
- Hummingbird hitch-hikers
Overengineering/Built-in redundancy and back-up systems
- Life at the extremes
- Watching a glasswing passing
- Pliable plants
- The brain: brainier than believed before
More examples of design in animals
- Locust wings
- Jellyfish judgment
- Bees outsmart supercomputers
- Speedy sharks and golf balls
- Mary had a little lamb
- The mole
- Giraffes: animals that stand out in a crowd
- The bamboozling panda
- Peeping in on the thermometer bird
- The platypus
- Spectacular, surprising seals
- Sharks: denizens of the deep
- Skunks: lasting impressions
- Snakes alive!
- The amazing sea horse
- Amazing armoured armadillos of the Americas
- Toucan’s beak beats the heat
- Termite mounds: cities in miniature
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