Design-Based Spider Research Proves Creator’s Genius

Triangle spider

Highly intelligent creature behavior and complicated bio-engineering

by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D

Evolutionary theory is based on the faulty assumption that chance random processes can produce highly ordered complex systems, and this theory routinely fails to reveal scientific reality. A new secular study that applies engineering principles in the analysis of spider-web physics, related to the design concept of “power amplification,” has not only been highly successful, but also glorifies the amazing genius of God the Creator.

Power amplification is an ingenious engineering principle that enables animals to produce exceptionally rapid and powerful movements that exceed the normal physiological limits of muscle power and speed. Some of the best known examples of this design principle in nature are the ultrafast strike of the mantis shrimp’s claw, a power-packed thrust that can break aquarium glass, and the flea’s jump in which it accelerates at 100 Gs (force of gravity) while reaching heights of over 100 times its body length.2,3 However, until now, scientists have only been aware of examples of muscle-driven power amplification that involve anatomical structures alone, like the above examples that produce rapid bursts of movement from a single cycle of muscular contraction.

This new study focused on the triangle-weaver spider (Hyptiotes) that cleverly uses its web as a crafty tool that capitalizes on the principle of power amplification. In an amazing confluence of innate creature behavior and engineering design, the spider produces an ultra-rapid prey-entangling web action unlike a typical spider’s web that is sticky but static. The researchers in this study commented that this is, “the only known example of external power amplification outside of human tools.” …


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