This is guaranteed to shake you out of your sinful evolutionist fantasies, dear reader. It’s titled Gecko Inspires New Robot Grippers for Use in Space, written by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
It’s always exciting to see researchers and scientists looking to God’s creation for innovative designs to solve problems. A recent news article [link omitted] highlighted yet another example of biomimicry (copying God’s design): robot grippers for use in outer space, inspired by the design of gecko feet.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] They’re copying God’s design! Hambo says:
These new grippers could grab and hold floating objects in microgravity, which is not an easy thing to do since many chemical adhesives don’t work in the various temperatures in space, and suction doesn’t work in a vacuum. Researchers hope these new grippers will eventually help robots move space junk to safer, higher orbits or help robots maneuver outside spacecraft. The grippers are inspired by geckos’ amazing gripping ability, and can move objects many times their size in the conditions of space.
Sounds good, but where’s the creationism? Hambo tells us:
Professor Stuart Burgess, a professor of engineering design at the University of Bristol (UK) and a speaker for Answers in Genesis — UK [Hee hee!], says of this exciting innovation,
[Hambo quotes the creationist engineer:] Gecko feet are excellent at gripping due to tiny hairs that create molecular forces that grip onto surfaces. Space engineers are copying the design of gecko feet in order to create better grippers for astronauts to use in space. This is yet another example of engineers copying design in creation because they are the best designs. The superiority of design in nature provides great support for creation.
Yes, it’s “great support for creation.” Hambo declares:
Professor Burgess is right. The design we see in nature (even though we acknowledge a “groaning creation” that’s been affected by sin, as taught in [scripture references]) is so much better than anything we humans can think up.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The design we see in nature is so much better than the wheel, the printing press, the steam engine, the telephone, jet aircraft, the Hubble space telescope, the internet, etc. Let’s read on:
Doesn’t it make sense that a Designer was behind everything we see and not naturalistic processes blindly acting over millions of years?
No doubt about it. And now we come to the end:
The remarkable — and far superior — design in nature bears witness to the One who created it all, our Lord Jesus Christ.
So there you are, dear reader. Creationism has never contributed anything to science — and never will — but it’s fun to watch them claiming credit for everything.
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