Wednesday, July 12, 2006

IDolators don't know anatomy

Or maybe they're all female? One of the acolytes of Billy D. uncritically passes on an interesting finding about cellular microtubule rigidity. The passage I find unfortunate is:
"To my knowledge, no manmade material has this property--to become stiffer as it elongates," said Florin. "This research could lead to the design of novel materials based on this biological structure."
I can think of manmade (and not-woman-made) materials with that property. I imagine that, assuming the poster and Dr. Florin are familiar with the anatomy of male mammals, everyone involved can think of the same thing.

Why this is evidence for or against evolution remains unclear.