The fruitful marriage of biology and engineering


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Discovery Institute physicist Brian Miller spoke at the recent Dallas Science and Faith Conference. His theme was “The amazing relevance of engineering in biology.”

Then, moderated by John West, he answered some very thoughtful questions from the audience. Miller notes the fruitful marriage of biology and engineering, as in, for example, the study of control systems: “What you find is parallel research: that biologists understand these systems, that engineers discover these systems independently, and when they work together, they’re looking at overlap. So what’s happening now is that engineers are learning from biology to do better engineering. If biology doesn’t isn’t designed, which is another way of saying “designed”, wouldn’t that be quite counter-intuitive?Enjoy the rest of the Q&A with Dr. Miller:

David Klinghofer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News

David Klinghoffer is a senior researcher at the Discovery Institute and editor of Evolution News and Science Today, the daily voice of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former editor and literary editor at National exam magazine, and wrote for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, the wall street journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Comment, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.

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