Envious Eyes

Engineer Envies Plant Cell Structure contains basically the same argument as Monday.

“Gibson sees plant mechanics as a valuable resource for engineers concerned with designing new materials. But researchers have been unable to fabricate cellular composite materials with the level of control that plants have perfected,” according to MIT news. What or who deserves the credit for the masterful way that lowly plants organize their own building materials?

From that quote you should be able to reconstruct most of the article, though you may well underestimate the sheer stupidity of the concluding paragraph:

But what reason or evidence even hints that plants or nature can engineer anything, let alone construction techniques and material management that surpasses man-made technology? Plants don’t have brains or hands like human engineers possess. Those who deem plants to be expert engineers would not entrust a plant to produce even something so simple as a fork. When it comes to origins science, brilliant engineering professors are barking up the wrong tree.

Brian Thomas just does not understand how evolution works, does he?

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2 thoughts on “Envious Eyes

  1. The thing is that the engineers are trying to recreate a material without using the process that produced the material in the first place – millions of generations evolving over billions of years. When you try and make something via a different process it’s going to be very difficult. In essence the argument is

    “Making skyscrapers without construction workers is hard. Therefore skyscrapers are beyond the ken of man and must’ve been made by God.”

    For added emphasis, that quote should be said in a high pitched whiny voice.

  2. … and strangely, I thought they concluded that plants are not living things.
    Good work, btw, I’m impressed by your wide knowledge of science – and your
    persistence! Dieter

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