Oparin is back. Some origin-of-life researchers are using his coacervate theory without giving him credit or realizing they are retreading dead-end ideas.
Among other design inspirations, the “ultimate non-stick coating” developed at McMaster University is based on the lotus leaf.
Miniature designs often require more foresight and delicate engineering than large designs. Examples are abundant in the living world.
Why should the reality be hidden from young people? Or from teachers?
Walnut shells are found to create 3-D puzzles with tissues that even toothy squirrels can’t easily crack.