Tag: design logic
Brian Miller: “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Engineering in the Biological Sciences”
Dr. Miller takes on a number of specific examples including the celebrated eyeless cavefish, which he “used to think was an absolute win for microevolution.”
Biology as Reverse Engineering
An analogy I like to use is NASA finding a crashed spaceship in a cave located in Area 51.
Bacterial Flagellum Demonstrates the Explanatory and Predictive Power of Engineering Models
Dean Schulz investigated the design of the flagellum with a method that could be described as groundbreaking.
Studies on Labrid Fish Confirm Operational Gravity Well Model for Adaptation
The extent to which the authors recognize the implications of their conclusions is difficult to say.
Engineering Better Explains Adaptation than Evolutionary Theory
The genetic variation in any species is confined to a limited set of variables such as a finch beak’s thickness.