Answers Update: AiG’s weekly email newsletter
November 25, 2006 

 Weekly News        

Q: What does SpongeBob SquarePants, the popular cartoon character, have to do with glass?

A: A recent article used the popularity of this cartoon character to draw attention to a report on sponges that actually produce glass. Scientists have found sponges on the ocean floor that build glass cages. They “have biologists and materials scientists oohing, ahhing and taking notes for future bio-inspired engineering projects and materials.”

According to the scientists, these sponges use mechanical engineering principles—just like today’s engineering students study in their textbooks—to make their glass cages. The sponges produce bundles of glass fibers held together with a special glue; these bundles can be twisted and bent without breaking.

As one of the authors put it, “It’s quite remarkable how many basic engineering design principles the sponge uses.”

Instead of being surprised by such a sophisticated level of engineering skill, we should look at these sponges and think about the greatest engineer ever—the Creator God of the universe. He’s the One who designed the sponge to do what it does do—and what it does do, it does do very well!


Want to learn more about these incredible examples of God’s design? See Fantastic fibre-optics—sponge’s super spicules.


This week on www.AnswersInGenesis.org

November 18: News to Note  <www.answersingenesis.org/news-to-note/1118.asp>
November 20: Read the Fine Print  <www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v1/n1/read-fine-print>
November 20: Launching a new public school outreach  <www.answersingenesis.org/us/newsletters/1006lead.asp>
November 21: The Intelligent Design Movement  <www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v1/n1/intelligent-design-movement>
November 22: Richard Dawkins Foundation plan to supply atheist literature to schools  <www.answersingenesis.org/docs2006/1122dawkins.asp>
November 22: The trouble with sequencing  <www.answersingenesis.org/docs2006/1122neandertal.asp>
November 23: The Lie, chapter 3: Creation Is Religion  <www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/the-lie/chapter3.asp>
November 24: Feedback: Giving thanks to our Creator-Savior  <www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/feedback/2006/1124.asp>

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