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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Waterwheel Plant Traps Evolutionists

Shut your trap. No, not you. There are two carnivorous plants with snap traps, one of which is the more famous Venus fly trap, which snaps on insects and so forth for supper. Some people have them, but they are endangered, so you can get in a heap of trouble if you dig one up yourself. However, you can get one from a licensed dealer and make it a kind of pet if you give it the proper care.

The waterwheel plant has a very fast snap trap, and is being studied for biomimetic applications.
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There's another trap shutter called the waterwheel plant. This bad little boy is endangered, has no roots, and floats along. When a small critter triggers its mechanism, the hinge snaps shut in as little as a hundredth of a second. Biomimetics research is being conducted for shading systems in architecture.

A couple of papers were submitted in the same month about the waterwheel plant. One discussed the biomimetics application, and details on the plant's operation. The other paper had a little information, and then wandered off giving homage to the evolution of snap traps and how the two plants are related. Except that there is no evidence for evolution whatsoever. So, one paper has a useful function, the other Darwinists are trying to do fake science that is no good to anyone, and is just another weak attempt to deny credit to the Master Engineer for his work.
Most people have heard of or seen the Venus flytrap, one of nature’s most remarkable plants. In a split second, its leaves snap shut around any insect unlucky enough to touch its trigger hairs twice. But have you heard of the Waterwheel plant? Look at its picture in Science Daily reproduced from a press release at the University of Freiburg. Smaller than the Venus flytrap, with traps only 3mm in length, it boasts a much higher snapping action—ten times faster than the Venus flytrap. It was named the Waterwheel because its spokes stick out from the center with a trap on each end. From a water flea’s perspective, it should be called the Ferris Wheel from Hell.

An article on the BBC News shows how the waterwheels are arranged along a stem, and says that the plants, though rare, are native to Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Being the only other known plant with snap traps, is it related to the Venus flytrap by evolution?
To read the entire article, click on "This Plant Beats the Venus Flytrap for Speed".

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