Tag: spider silk
Dandelions, Darwin’s Bark Spider, and More: No Shortage of Biological Wonders
Those of us who find purpose in biology instead of random tinkering will not run out of material to get excited about any time soon.
Teleophobia: Cassell on the Unreasonable Fear of Intelligent Design
What do biologists make of the apparently purposive nature of all these different kinds of complex programmed behaviors?
Genius in Lilliput
Complex programmed behaviors are evident throughout the animal kingdom, but in these pages the focus will primarily be on less advanced animals.
Arthropod Architects Amaze Engineers
They appear in the early Cambrian fossil record: the first examples of the most diverse phylum on earth. Who knew their skills would become the envy of human engineers?
ID-Friendly Biomimetic Research Continues Apace
The word “biomimetics” entered the dictionary in 1974. In the 45 years since, scientists have found design inspiration in everything biological from molecules to mammals.