ElShamah - Reason & Science: Defending ID and the Christian Worldview
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ElShamah - Reason & Science: Defending ID and the Christian Worldview

Otangelo Grasso: This is my library, where I collect information and present arguments developed by myself that lead, in my view, to the Christian faith, creationism, and Intelligent Design as the best explanation for the origin of the physical world.

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The Lotus effect. By evolution, or design ?

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The Lotus effect. By evolution, or design ?

We take a shower, soup and a myriad of products to clean ourselves. One key capability of biological organisms is inbuilt automation. That includes mechanisms to self cleaning. As for example the Sacred lotus. According to tradition in Asian religions, the sacred lotus is a symbol for purity, ensuing from the same observations that the below article made.

Purity of the sacred lotus, or escape from contamination in biological surfaces


The interdependence between surface roughness, reduced particle adhesion and water repellency is the keystone in the self-cleaning mechanism of many biological surfaces. They perform the so called ‘‘Lotus-Effect’’ which may be of great  technological importance. These plants have almost complete self-cleaning ability by water-repellent plant surfaces

The Lotus-Effect is not restricted to plants; indeed, it has an overall biological importance, e.g. for insects. In particular, those insects with large wings, which cannot be cleaned by legs, have water-repellent wing surfaces that exhibit the self-cleaning ability


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