Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Isn't evolution wonderful? — 11 (Alsomitra vine seeds)

This is very cool (video at link) Clever plants, eh, to work that out for themselves?




My paper airplanes don't fly that well!

O LORD, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
(Psalm 104:24)

9 comments:

Steven R. Robertson said...

Just leave the paper on the table for a couple billion years. It'll figure it out for itself.

Steven R. Robertson said...

It is always good to see and be reminded of how gloriously creative God is. We as humans would literally kill for a device as elegant and efficient as this seed, and yet this Indonesian vine produces who knows how many every year.

wv: outbake.

SolaMommy said...

WAY cool.

Rabbit said...

Awesome! I love this series. Thank you, Dan! Homeschool science fodder for today!

Al said...

seeds are much smarter today than when we were kids... I think it has something to do with New Math...

SandMan said...

My wife said that she thought the video was magical and it gave her goose bumps.

For the record, she said it was because of how God created something so intricate even though so few people would notice.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Wow.

I love showing these to the boys.

Thanks :0)

Melissa said...

Whoops! The article's author let the d-word slip...

"They found that design of the seed is so good that it achieves a descent angle of just 12 degrees, a property that has led to the seed's shape inspiring the design of aircraft."

:)

DJP said...

Good catch. I'm sure he'll be roundly shunned.