The Blind Watchmaker
Made some gears: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/functioning-mechanical-gears-seen-in-nature-for-the-first-time
Yeah that grasshopper gear has been known for a while.
There's other examples of this kind of stuff too. There's a microorganism that moves using a propeller and the propeller is connected to a worm drive that has a ball bearing sleeve it rotates in.
There's also a bunch of bipedal guys that walk around on two feet inside your cells. Not only that but they are the main mechanism for moving things from site to site in the cell. Things don't just drift around until they hit their sockets, things are manufactured and then transported on just-in-time roadways constructed solely for the purpose of bipeds carrying enzymes and proteins from site to site.
Now that stuff is crazy and if you think some random process caused all that shit to go down, you're absolutely nuts.
> Now that stuff is crazy and if you think some random process caused all that shit to go down, you're absolutely nuts.
The structure of the human eye is proof of evolution because the design is suboptimal.
90% of evolution was needed to come up with a robust single cell.
Everything afterwards was just some high level implementation detail.
We are worms with a slightly different configuration file, running the same game-engine.
November 13th, 2017 3:38pm
> Well, birds' brains are quite different than mammal brains.
They have a common ancestor that already had a rather competent brain.
Afterwards both branches have independently developed similar architectures. And they both run on very similar hardware.
November 13th, 2017 5:18pm