Fruit Fly…response time:
[…] Researchers found that these flies can react to a threat 50 times faster than a human can blink. “The fly performs a very sophisticated calculation, in a very short amount of time, to determine where the danger lies and exactly how to bank for the best escape,” explains Dickinson.
Scientists have discovered that one type of fly, the fruit fly, is able to make turns similar to those made by fighter jets, but in a fraction of a second. At birth, “they can fly like an ace,” says Professor Michael Dickinson. “It’s like putting a newborn baby in the cockpit of a fighter aircraft and it knowing what to do.”
Researchers filmed the flies’ aerobatics and found that they flap their wings 200 times per second. Yet, a single wingbeat is sufficient to reorient their bodies and begin an escape.
What do you think? Did the fruit fly’s aerobatic ability evolve? Or was it designed? [excerpted article: Was It Designed? The Fruit Fly’s Aerobatic Ability
Questions for Reflection:
12 The shrewd person sees the danger and conceals himself, But the inexperienced keep right on going and suffer the consequences.*(or penalty)