Among other design inspirations, the “ultimate non-stick coating” developed at McMaster University is based on the lotus leaf.
And a bad year for a 19th-century creation myth. It’s understandable that Darwinists are a bit dejected.
“A lot of scientists, because of the influence of materialism, are inured to the reality of their own minds and therefore of minds in general.”
Immediately you know these structures were designed. How should you know that? How did the scientists know that?
The design inference is obvious but often implicit, because explicit acknowledgement of design in biology carries with it substantial career risk.