The adhesive properties of gecko toe pads, based on atomic van der Waals attraction, have been understood for years now.
If engineers could make something like a seed, it would be absolutely phenomenal. Then, imagine getting the object to last for thousands of years and still work.
It’s important to remember that Darwinian factors are indeed real and can have important medical effects, but they only modify life around the edges.
In 1901, divers brought up from an ancient shipwreck the first part of the Antikythera mechanism made by Greek inventors.
An insidious kind of brainwashing goes on without your awareness, day and night. And you couldn’t live without it.