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Big Baby Jesus 666
01-25-2012, 11:16 AM
The Woodpecker's Shock-Absorbing Head

A g-force measuring between 80 and 100 is strong enough to give you a concussion. Yet, the woodpecker sustains a g-force of about 1,200 as it drums its bill against tree bark. How does this bird perform his task, evidently without even getting a headache, much less a concussion?

Consider: Researchers have discovered four structures of the woodpecker's head that make it shock-absorbent:
1. A strong yet flexible bill
2. A hyoid-a structure of bone and elastic tissue that wraps around the skull
3. An area of spongy bone in the skull
4. Little space for cerebral-spinal fluid between the skull and the brain

Each of these elements absorbs mechanical shock, allowing the woodpecker to strike a tree at a rate of up to 22 times per second with no injury to the brain.

Inspired by the woodpecker's head, researchers have developed a casing that can withstand a g-force of up to 60,000. Their success may lead to, among other things, better protection for aircraft recorders, which currently can withstand a g-force of only about 1,000. Kim Blackburn, an engineer at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, says that what has been discovered about the woodpecker's head provides "a fascinating example of how nature develops highly advanced structures in combination to solve what at first seems to be an impossible challenge."



What do you think?

Did the woodpecker's shock-absorbing head come about by chance? Or was it designed?

Big Baby Jesus 666
01-25-2012, 11:19 AM
This Jehova's Witness magazine is pretty good guys, if you want me to post up more articles from it i'll gladly do that..

this little bit on page 22 is good its a picture of toothpaste squirting out of the tube and it says this "Once you squeeze toothpaste out, you can't put it back in the tube. The same is true with our words. Once we say something hurtful, we can't take it back."

diggy
01-25-2012, 12:38 PM
The Woodpecker's Shock-Absorbing Head

A g-force measuring between 80 and 100 is strong enough to give you a concussion. Yet, the woodpecker sustains a g-force of about 1,200 as it drums its bill against tree bark. How does this bird perform his task, evidently without even getting a headache, much less a concussion?

Consider: Researchers have discovered four structures of the woodpecker's head that make it shock-absorbent:
1. A strong yet flexible bill
2. A hyoid-a structure of bone and elastic tissue that wraps around the skull
3. An area of spongy bone in the skull
4. Little space for cerebral-spinal fluid between the skull and the brain

Each of these elements absorbs mechanical shock, allowing the woodpecker to strike a tree at a rate of up to 22 times per second with no injury to the brain.

Inspired by the woodpecker's head, researchers have developed a casing that can withstand a g-force of up to 60,000. Their success may lead to, among other things, better protection for aircraft recorders, which currently can withstand a g-force of only about 1,000. Kim Blackburn, an engineer at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, says that what has been discovered about the woodpecker's head provides "a fascinating example of how nature develops highly advanced structures in combination to solve what at first seems to be an impossible challenge."



What do you think?

Did the woodpecker's shock-absorbing head come about by chance? Or was it designed?


This is interesting information. Post more of these interesting facts when u find them. Yes it was designed...by the Creator.

Also this...

...the woodpecker's head provides "a fascinating example of how nature develops highly advanced structures in combination to solve what at first seems to be an impossible challenge."



I notice a hesitation or a tendency to try to use the word 'nature' instead of 'God' when it comes to explaining the existence of things. Nature cannot create; God does.

Things like this do not happen by chance, cuz chance is accidental by definition. Does the design of a woodpecker look like an accident?

Face of the Golden Falcon
01-27-2012, 01:39 AM
This is interesting information. Post more of these interesting facts when u find them. Yes it was designed...by the Creator.

Also this...




I notice a hesitation or a tendency to try to use the word 'nature' instead of 'God' when it comes to explaining the existence of things. Nature cannot create; God does.

Things like this do not happen by chance, cuz chance is accidental by definition. Does the design of a woodpecker look like an accident?

NATURE
c.1300, "essential qualities, innate disposition," also "creative power in the material world," from O.Fr. nature, from L. natura "course of things, natural character, the universe," lit. "birth," from natus "born," pp. of nasci "to be born," from PIE *gene- "to give birth, beget" (see genus (http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=genus&allowed_in_frame=0)). Original sense is in human nature. Meaning "inherent, dominating power or impulse" of a person or thing is from late 14c.

GENUS
(pl. genera), 1550s as a term of logic, "kind or class of things" (biological sense dates from c.1600), from L. genus (gen. generis) "race, stock, kind; family, birth, descent, origin," cognate with Gk. genos "race, kind," and gonos "birth, offspring, stock," from PIE base *gen(e)- "produce, beget, be born" (cf. Skt. janati "begets, bears," janah "race," janman- "birth, origin," jatah "born;" Avestan zizanenti "they bear;" Gk. gignesthai "to become, happen;" L. gignere "to beget," gnasci "to be born," genius "procreative divinity, inborn tutelary spirit, innate quality," ingenium "inborn character," germen "shoot, bud, embryo, germ;" Lith. gentis "kinsmen;" Goth. kuni "race;" O.E. cennan "beget, create;" O.H.G. kind "child;" O.Ir. ro-genar "I was born;" Welsh geni "to be born;" Armenian chanim "I bear, I am born").

GENIUSlate 14c., "tutelary god (classical or pagan)," from L. genius "guardian deity or spirit which watches over each person from birth; spirit, incarnation, wit, talent;" also "prophetic skill," originally "generative power," from root of gignere "beget, produce" (see kin (http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=kin&allowed_in_frame=0)), from PIE base *gen- "produce." Sense of "characteristic disposition" is from 1580s. Meaning "person of natural intelligence or talent" and that of "natural ability" are first recorded 1640s.

GENIE
1650s, "tutelary spirit," from Fr. génie, from L. genius (see genius (http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=genius&allowed_in_frame=0)); used in French translation of "Arabian Nights" to render Arabic jinni, singular of jinn (http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=jinn&allowed_in_frame=0), which it accidentally resembled (*yeah, right), and attested in English with this sense from 1748.

Throw in the "accidental" resemblance of the word Nature and the Kamitic word "Neter" and you have a group of words whose intent was obviously to describe the aspect of The All, the One who is, that creates in the physical world. Saying "nature" is responsible for the existence of things is no different than saying the Creator, Al-Khaliq, Khepera etc.

Edgar Erebus
01-28-2012, 01:42 PM
You know, the idea is that those woodpeckers that have strong and flexible bills and spongy bones can drum against tree bark more successfully than those who don't, which means that more of them can survive and make offspring with such...



Ah, fuck it. Yes it was designed.

LORD NOSE
01-28-2012, 02:38 PM
yes - it's all designed.....but by what ?


what molds, shapes, and animates matter ?

Meta4
01-28-2012, 08:15 PM
^^^evolution. It's a force, not a theory. That "force" that makes you adapt to succeed/survive is evolution at work.

diggy
01-28-2012, 08:54 PM
There is no "force" called evolution. It IS a theory.
Check out the scientific definition of it.

THE MASON
01-31-2012, 09:46 AM
^^^evolution. It's a force, not a theory. That "force" that makes you adapt to succeed/survive is evolution at work.

agreed

the idea of a Creator is theory, hence why its an idea.

evolution is proven fact and can be witnessed almost daily and on many different levels