Friday, 2 August 2013
Scientist Are “Trying to Emulate Design Principles in Nature”
Darwinian evolution does not look ahead. It does not do any planning. So, where does the very effective design that we see in nature come from?
A recent article at Gizmodo says, “Some of our greatest inventors have looked to nature for inspiration. So it's no coincidence that the earliest known designs for what would eventually become the modern airplane were all based on birds.”
Nowadays, biomimicry is a flourishing field of hi-tech engineering. Many robots, for instance, are built after a very intelligent design seen in nature.
Ha, Peter. 2013. How Nature Is Inspiring a New Breed of Robotic Design. Gizmodo (30 July).