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Here is an article from the Smithsonian Institute website, with emphasis added:
To the best of our knowledge, the mechanical gear - evenly-sized teeth cut into two different rotating surfaces to lock them together as they turn was invented sometime around 300 B.C.E. by Greek mechanics who lived in Alexandria. In the centuries since, the simple concept has become a keystone of modern technology, enabling all sorts of machinery and vehicles, including cars and bicycles.
On the contrary, this insect has been digitally programmed (read this series) to develop such a mechanism in its younger stage, as is apparent from empirical evidence at the dna-gene-cell level. There is a digital code to biological life, which has syntax, rules and grammar. This is what allows variation in the first place and includes a pre-engineered, built in adaptive capacity in response to stimuli. This explains the diversity and variation in life, and all of it returns to a common source, which is a knowing, willing, able creator. The undeniable evidence for this is the sum of human enterprise in industry and technology -- which is the empirical evidence that purposeful design involving high levels of abstraction, coding, translation, encryption, decryption, error checking and so on, requires knowledge, will, wisdom and power. This is indisputable. There is no escape from this except to invent an alternative explanation to compete with this one (as the natural, instinctive explanation cannot be falsified by any means whatsoever, including the scientific method).
To counter this, materialists, naturalists and atheists first claim all of this is merely illusion of design, a "trick" nature has played on their minds. After treating what their physical senses tell them as one big illusion (a sign of madness), they then concoct their own competing version of a creation story involving random physico-chemical dynamics, warm alphabet soups and blind-watchmakers, and they throw these aforementioned attributes onto nature. In other words, the very things that have been acted upon by the exercising of these attributes are given these very attributes to deny and reject the existence of the possessor of these attributes. Stripped of all encryption, this story is basically saying that an artefact (such as a pen for example) is the possessor of the attributes of the one who designed and manufactured it, and thus there is no knowledge, will, wisdom and ability involved, it is merely an illusory trick that the pen plays on our minds. These people have just found a very clever way of disguising this basic form of fallacious reason, when they apply it to nature.
Malcolm Burrows and Gregory Sutton, a pair of biologists from the University of Cambridge in the U.K., discovered that juveniles of the species have an intricate gearing system that locks their back legs together, allowing both appendages to rotate at the exact same instant, causing the tiny creatures jump forward.
And wait for it... here it comes:
"We usually think of gears as something that we see in human designed machinery, but we've found that that is only because we didn't look hard enough, Sutton said. "These gears are not designed; they are evolved representing high speed and precision machinery evolved for synchronisation in the animal world."
We'll leave you to pick up your entrails after the uncontrollable fits of laughter caused your sides to split, and let you stitch them together again. And while you do that, this is what will be said to such arrogant people for their denial:
يَٰمَعْشَرَ ٱلْجِنِّ وَٱلْإِنسِ أَلَمْ يَأْتِكُمْ رُسُلٌ مِّنكُمْ يَقُصُّونَ عَلَيْكُمْ ءَايَٰتِى وَيُنذِرُونَكُمْ لِقَآءَ يَوْمِكُمْ هَٰذَا قَالُوا۟ شَهِدْنَا عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِنَا وَغَرَّتْهُمُ ٱلْحَيَوٰةُ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَشَهِدُوا۟ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِهِمْ أَنَّهُمْ كَانُوا۟ كَٰفِرِينَ
O you assembly of jinn and mankind! "Did not there come to you Messengers from amongst you, reciting unto you My Verses and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" They will say: "We bear witness against ourselves." It was the life of this world that deceived them. And they will bear witness against themselves that they were (indeed) disbelievers. (6:130)
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