I just saw this article which says (and there’s a picture too):
“A plant-hopping insect found in gardens across Europe – has hind-leg joints with curved cog-like strips of opposing ’teeth’ that intermesh, rotating like mechanical gears to synchronise the animal’s legs when it launches into a jump.
The finding demonstrates that gear mechanisms previously thought to be solely man-made have an evolutionary precedent. Scientists say this is the “first observation of mechanical gearing in a biological structure”.”
So there’s something in nature, a bug, that has mechanical gears, which is supposed to be a man-made object. According to the article it is “found in gardens across Europe”. Really? I assume then it’s a new species, since if it wasn’t don’t you think someone would have noticed?
Why am I getting so excited about this you might ask, and I shall answer. I think we might be seeing “evolution” in action, and not the usual Evolution claptrap, but how it actually works; consciousness guiding the formation of matter. Now that we have had gears for a few centuries at least, they have become a normal, unremarkable part of our evironment. Seems like not only the collective cosciousness of humanity has accepted them, but also the consciousness of nature has accepted gears as useful and unintrusive. Therefore the mind of nature has seen fit to “experiment” with the form.
That’s what I think anyway. It might be due to genetic engineering or a weird mutation, but I don’t think so.
The article: http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=26887