Saturday, September 24, 2005

Different sides of the coin

Check out this paper, which begins:

The ocean is a perilous environment for a soft-bodied creature like a sea snail, so nature gives it an advanced nanostructured armor system that is stiff and strong yet lightweight. It's called a shell. Now MIT scientists show that nature is indeed an expert nanoengineer.
Billy Dembski finds it and writes (counterintuitively):
Imagine a world in which there is no more funding for evolutionary biologists because all the interesting work on evolution is being done by (bio)engineers.
I read it and think, "Imagine a world in which there is no more funding for (bio)engineers because all the interesting work in engineering is being done by evolutionary biologists (or the evolutionary process, more properly)."

Makes about as much sense, no?

Update: As always, Billy Dembski deleted the trackback I left which listed only that concluding paragraph. Jerk.

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