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Author Topic:   Gears found in Nature
Tangle
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Message 1 of 5 (787697)
07-20-2016 7:25 PM


Gears were thought to be a human invention. Nope, nature got there first.

Includes youtube

http://www.cam.ac.uk/...rs-seen-in-nature-for-the-first-time


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Message 2 of 5 (787699)
07-20-2016 8:10 PM


Going to put into 1 message per anyone summation mode
An experiment for a "Links and Information" topic.

Adminnemooseus


Or something like that.

    
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Message 3 of 5 (787721)
07-21-2016 3:53 AM


OK, I'll bite.

That's adorable. But I wanted a lot more information about this amazing adaptation and a lot less about the kids who made a film about it. It's really hard to believe but then Nature does a lot of things that are hard to believe, such as the rotating flagellum that Behe made so much of.

The picture of functioning body parts meshing together with actual gear teeth is something I want to impute to Photoshop. But if it's real, which I guess I have to accept, then what we have here is stupendous evidence for Intelligent Design.

It's a good thing Moose got this thread under control at the start by putting it on Summation Mode because otherwise it could only become a debate in which the evos try to come up with other examples of gear-like adaptations in Nature to prove that this one evolved.

I wonder if they could possibly come up with any?

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


    
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Message 4 of 5 (787723)
07-21-2016 4:12 AM


If it's real, which I guess I have to accept, then what we have here is stupendous evidence for evolution.

It's a good thing Moose got this thread under control at the start by putting it on Summation Mode because otherwise it could only become a debate in which the creos try to come up with other examples of gear-like adaptations magicked into existence by an invisible sky-wizard to prove that this one was created by God.

I wonder if they could possibly come up with any?


  
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Message 5 of 5 (787739)
07-21-2016 8:26 AM


I remember seeing this and thinking how remarkable it was. Right up there with all those other wild things that we find in nature like the hydraulic pump, articulated limbs, leverage, powered flight, optical signal processing, balance, GPS in insects and birds, sonar, nerve toxins, information storage and processing, orbits and interplanetary travel.

We like to think of ourselves and our achievements as unique and singular but all that we ever really do is mimic.


  
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