We are living in a day and age where we have a scientific theory that doesn’t predict what is observed and is structured in an inclusive club where membership is required for research papers. This is not found to be the case in other scientific theories but only in evolution. So you are a creationist who has a passion for science perhaps considering it for a career in the future but you don’t want to join the club of Darwin. Is it still possible to conduct research to help further science without the evolution storytelling aspect? The answer is a resounding, yes!
Imagine this, researching how nature works! We are still trying to figure out why animals do such amazing things. With high-tech advancements in monitoring tools, we might even learn how to do these amazing things for our own good! There is plenty of work to do in this area for creation scientists. There are tons of research all over science journals in this particular area.
For example, fire ants will drown when they are alone but when they are in groups they have this ingenious method to survive floods: join hands and make a living raft! PNAS puts it this way…
“Why does a single fire ant Solenopsis invicta struggle in water, whereas a group can float effortlessly for days? We use time-lapse photography to investigate how fire ants S. invicta link their bodies together to build waterproof rafts. Although water repellency in nature has been previously viewed as a static material property of plant leaves and insect cuticles, we here demonstrate a self-assembled hydrophobic surface.”
“We find that ants can considerably enhance their water repellency by linking their bodies together, a process analogous to the weaving of a waterproof fabric. We present a model for the rate of raft construction based on observations of ant trajectories atop the raft. Central to the construction process is the trapping of ants at the raft edge by their neighbors, suggesting that some “cooperative” behaviors may rely upon coercion.”
Many households only know of cuttlefish through the cuttlebone they put in the parakeet cage. Actually, a cuttlefish is not really a fish at all but cephalopods. They are some of the most amazing light-show magicians in the animal world – able to change their appearance from “camo to tuxedo in less than a second”.
“Using sophisticated image analysis techniques, Zylinski and her team compared the color patterns of cuttlefish to patterns in their surroundings, both when the animals were hiding and when they were signaling. “The analysis shows that the cuttlefish are able to match intricate visual characteristics of their aquatic environments to maximize their camouflage against the visual systems of their vertebrate predators,” Zylinski said.”
Check out this remarkable video below which was taken a few years back…
Have you been ever tickled by the movements of a caterpillar on your arm when you were young? What child hasn’t , right? Scientists want to use this locomotion method by incorporating it into robots…
“Some caterpillars have the extraordinary ability to rapidly curl themselves into a wheel and propel themselves away from predators. This highly dynamic process, called ballistic rolling, is one of the fastest wheeling behaviours in nature.Researchers from Tufts University, Massachusetts, saw this as an opportunity to design a robot that mimics this behaviour of caterpillars and to develop a better understanding of the mechanics behind ballistic rolling.”
Quite amazing! And this is only a very tiny fraction of the wealth of opportunities for creation and inspiration! A truly remarkable designed living world around us. Parents and in some cases teachers should help young people see the potential for design-inspired science to provide exciting careers that lead to improving our lives. This is real science without the storytelling where there is no Darwin Party membership being required!