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Racing Cockroaches (Part 1 of 2)
On today’s and tomorrow’s Creation Moments Minute, we’ll look at racing cockroaches and the amazing ways that other bugs get around.
Scientists have been studying the different ways in which insects move, hoping to discover a better way to design mobile robots. In doing this they have inadvertently recognized the wisdom and creativity of the Creator, even though they may not care to admit His existence.
Insect locomotion uses a variety of methods to travel over terrain even humans could not cover. Think of how the spider walks up the wall and across the ceiling. Some insects walk on water. Stomatopods move by curling up and rolling away backwards. To their amazement, scientists have found that whether a creature has two, four, six, eight or more legs, legs are always designed to attach to the body in a way that puts the least stress on them. On tomorrow’s program – racing cockroaches!
For Creation Moments Minute dot com, I’m Darren Marlar.
Ref: E. Pennisi. 1991. “Scoot Scramble and Roll.” Science News, Vol. 140, Nov. 30, p. 363