Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Made in Heaven

Made in Heaven cover 1ST.indd Made in Heaven – Man’s Indiscriminate Stealing of God’s Amazing Design
By Ray Comfort
Published at MasterBooks

About the book

Science shamelessly steals from God’s creation, yet refuses to give God the glory!

  • How the glow of a cat’s eyes innovates road reflectors
  • The naturally sticky inspirations for Velcro and barbed wire
  • A fly’s ear, the lizard’s foot, the moth’s eye, and other natural examples are inspiring improvements and new technologies in our lives

Engineers and inventors have long examined God’s creation to understand and copy complex, proven mechanics of design in the science known as biomimicry. Much of this inspiration is increasingly drawn from amazing aspects of nature, including insects to plants to man in search of wisdom and insight. We are surrounded daily by scientific advancements that have become everyday items, simply because man is copying from God’s incredible creation, without acknowledging the Creator.

My Thoughts

When I received this book, I grabbed it to bring with me at the swimming lessons of my kids.   I wanted to have the time to explore it and discover it while they swam.  I was speechless on the quality of the text and images found in it.   This book opens up a whole new windows on how we can adapt the features in nature for the use of our technology.

Right from the beginning of the book, you learn more about ants and can observe an astonishing picture of ants working together to make a bridge in order to have their colleagues cross between two leaves.

So that you get a better idea of what information can be found in this breathtaking book, here’s the table of contents.

  • Swim like a fish – copying the shark scales
  • Body armor of the future – strength of fish scales
  • Stronger than Kevlar – spider web strong
  • Pinecone fashion
  • Cleaning like a lotus leaf
  • Robosquid and jet propulsion
  • Mantis shrimp eye and entertainment technology
  • Butterflies and counterfeit currency
  • Human eye – camera lens
  • Computer virus software and human immune system
  • Human Brain and computer chips
  • Bird feathers and anti-lasers
  • Bombardier beetle
  • Mosquitoes and painless needles
  • Listening like a fly
  • Self-healing materials
  • Mussels and their sticking power
  • Wasp nest and papermaking
  • Velcro
  • Cat eyes saving lives
  • Gecko feet
  • Why fish are faster
  • Fins for fans
  • Termites and air-conditioned buildings
  • Broken bones, healing and Eiffel Tower
  • Wipers and eyes
  • Kingfishers break sonic book for trains
  • Worms at the center of tunnel safety
  • Moth’s eye and solar cells
  • Leaf and power supplies
  • Sunflowers and catching rays

In this book, I learned that Kevlar is used to make bulletproof vest and that recently a Malagasy spider was discovered with a spider’s web  over ten times tougher than Kevlar.    In clear explanation, you can learn how a spider’s web can be so tough.     Another section of the book that I really enjoyed reading was how butterflies can prevent counterfeit currency.   A clear image illustrates how the iridescence of the blue morpho butterfly wings changes in color when you submerge them in water.    And you also have an example of how polymer bills are using reflective technology with a 100$ Canadian dollar.  *grin*  Okay I will admit I am biased but I think it is totally cool that we have these in our money!  And today, November 7th, we are introducing the new polymer 20$ bill on the market.   You can read more about this new Canadian bill on CBC News.

Reading through this book and discover the information attached to the nature that surrounds us opens up a whole new way for me to see the greatness of God and how creative He was – and still is.

I find the book a bit harsh on the claim of “Man’s Indiscriminate Stealing of God’s Amazing Design”.   I totally support a book that highlights how science has found breakthrough by observing animals and nature but going to the point of accusing the scientists of stealing is a bit pushing it.    It is true that most scientists do not recognize God’s glory and His creation but at the same time I believe that God has put certain things in his Creation so that we can discover them and adapt it in our daily lives.   

However, I find this book very informative and interesting to read.  It is definitively a keeper to discover more on how nature can help science to advance.   Fabulous examples are contained in this book and it is a great tool to have while homeschooling your kids or for simply learning more about how a scientist can make tremendous advancement by simply observing nature.  This book can also be used as part of a science lessons with your kids so that they can learn more on how nature can help science in various ways.

Made in Heaven is available at your favourite bookstore, even and


Disclaimer: Thanks to New Leaf Publishing Group for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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