What do geckos, mussels, and spiders have in common? They all have their Mercedes in the Driveway™, in their case, exquisitely designed adhesives that outperform those designed by mere humans.
"Nature has evolved a myriad of well-designed adhesives that assist in locomotion, self-defence and prey capture. Geckos use micron-sized hairs... Mussels secrete specialized proteins... Modern orb-weaving spiders use micron-sized glue droplets..."
"Well-designed". Following the requisite darwinian disclaimer, we get on to the real business -- the language of design. The designs present in the gecko, mussels, and spiders are so great, so exquisite, so useful (the Mercedes in the Driveway), we want to mimic them -- and it will take all the ingenuity of man to do so.
"This finding should significantly benefit the development of synthetic adhesives for biomedical, orthopedics and wound-healing applications. The understanding of how spiders use this unique glue will allow scientists to develop reversible adhesives that work in the presence of water..."
And yet, darwinists, back against the wall, refuse to admit that these overwhelmingly well-designed artifacts are really designed at all -- they just have the appearance of design. To the die-hard darwinist, actual design, like actual morality and actual free-will, is illusionary.
It seems to me that an hypothesis of intelligent creation and intelligently-designed organisms would have served the scientific community as well or better than the hypothesis of mindless, unintelligent processes.
In dismissing as illusionary the evidence before our senses, Darwinists are like Hindus -- they are at two polar opposite ends of a functionally illusionary universe.
"In the beginning God (an actual Agent) created the heavens and the earth. (i.e., a world that really exists)." This is such a useful piece of data and such a great place to start when processing reality. The darwinian accepts the second part while denying the first, the Hindu denies the second while affirming (in a way at least) the first.
Reclaim reality. Rebel against the atheist machine.™