Mimesis will save the human species

Well, maybe not completely, but I think that the scientist is on to something when she argues that we can look at nature for create better things for us. Granted, I would theologize and say that what is better than God’s creation? Anyway, this is a create video and article Robert shared with me on Facebook:

What is biomimicry?

Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature. It’s the process of looking at a leaf and trying to figure out how to make a better solar cell.

Biomimicry has been going on for a long time. Think about the Wright brothers looking at turkey vultures to learn about drag and lift in flight.

Now biomimicry is becoming one of the ways that engineers, product designers, and architects do their work. It’s mainly because people are looking for more sustainable ways to do things–to sip energy instead of guzzle it, to save materials, to do things in less toxic ways.

Organisms know how to do these things. After 3.8 billion years, life has learned what works and what’s appropriate on the planet. And that’s what the people trying to redesign our world are looking for–so we can live here in a way that enhances this place.

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