Biomimetics will Never Outdo Biology

Biomimetics is an interesting field where scientists attempt to duplicate what is seen in nature, and sometimes even improve on it. It begins through observation. The fact that biomimetics (or biomimicry) is using engineering principles illustrates how many scientists are looking at biology from an engineering perspective.

Robots have been designed to do many important things. Some people are afraid that they will take over the world, but that is the realm of science fiction. Despite great inventions, robots and biomimetics have serious limitations.

Robotic bee art, DeviantArt / SanShow (CC BY 3.0)

Centuries ago, a friend and I saw a bird caught in some string in a small tree. We got him free, but he lost part of a leg. We checked on him later and saw him standing on the other leg. He was designed to survive. If a two-legged robot had one fall off, it would probably lay in place until it was repaired — unless is was a cumbersome apparatus that carried spare parts and it had extensive self-repair programming. The bird had biological survival programming endowed by its creator.

Living things regenerate damaged areas, unlike robots or other machines.

As noted in other posts here about biomimetics, secularists are so locked into their naturalistic worldview, they praise evolution for their inspirations; over millions of years, evolution perfected  organisms. That's malarkey, man! Do they even understand that evolution is supposed to be without purpose? The living things we observe show intricate design, not the cobbling through time, chance, mutations, and random processes. And they were purposely designed. Secularists have too much pride to admit that God knows what he's doing, and evolution is a dead end.

Two major reasons to accept the creation worldview are these: (1) the ingenious design of living things, and (2) their astonishing complexity.

Max Donelan, professor in Simon Fraser University’s Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, relayed some examples of nature’s superiority. He mentioned the incomparable ability of certain animals to travel on Earth’s rough surfaces:

The rest of the article can be seen at "Why Biology Will Always Surpass Biomimetics."