Daily Devotional – November 23
How did the seahorse get its square tail? That’s right; a seahorse has a unique tail - it is square, not round. Almost all animal tails have circular or oval cross-sections, but not the seahorse! This square cross-section tail allows the seahorse to grip better than if it had curved sections. When examining the tail, notice how it is made up of about 36 square segments that become smaller in size along the tail length.
A 3D printer duplicated the tail, and when the tail was submitted to crushing tests, it was found to provide better crush resistance than a cylindrical tail. Today’s scientists are doing more research on the seahorse tail in order to develop new robotic systems. Scientists are just copying the Master Designer, God!
Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised….
~ Psalm 96:3-4
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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