Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Perfect Design
Animals seem to be amazingly designed in order to fit their needs. Jerry Coyne on page 118-119 explains the elaborate design of the woodpecker. The woodpecker hammers its head into trees creating holes at “a speed that can crumble your car”. With such a force the bird should be hurting itself, but because its skull is “specially shaped with extra bone” and how it’s “beak rests on a cushion of cartilage” it is able to collect food unfazed. What are other examples of animals with complex design? How do their adaptations help them survive in their environment? Explain how early naturalists used complex design to support their argument. How do evolutionists refute their claim?