If you missed “Flies In Danger Escape With Safety Dance,” a story by NPR’s Joe Palca, give it a listen. And don’t forget to check out the videos which show how flies take off from a stationary position.
This kind of story puts a damper on the kind of rhetorical jabs commonly heard from Darwinists, such as, “Do we really want to make God responsible for flies and mosquitoes?” Every time someone takes the time to study one of these creatures — in this instance, scientist Michael Michael Dickinson — they come away awestruck, saying things like:
“When you see a fly flitting around your hair, or your potato salad, you might see an annoyance,” he [Dickinson] says. “But in my lab you really see a marvelous machine, arguably the most sophisticated flying device on the planet.”