Watch these two videos back-to-back. It doesn’t matter in which order — the implications leap out at you either way.
The researchers in the video seem divided on whether they’ve finally equaled nature’s own design, or whether they’ve still got a distance to go in trying to imitate it. I would say, without doubt, they’re a long way from a pelican. Watch that first clip again. Still, their accomplishment is impressive, and it underlines the point of Illustra’s Flight. As Discovery Institute’s Paul Nelson remarks in the film, “If something works, it’s not happening by accident.” No, it’s happening by intelligent design. –