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INNOVATIONS INSPIRED BY NATURE
One of the most visited Bible education websites in the world offers captivating details about our planet’s plants and animals

BRONX – February 2024 — What does a wandering albatross have to do with aerial vehicles? How can a seahorse’s tail help perform successful surgeries? And how can a brilliant blue Pollia berry prevent production of counterfeit money?

Scientific answers to these questions and more about plants and animals can be found in a captivating video and article series titled “Was It Designed?” The free content can be accessed through one of the most visited Bible education websites in the world, jw.org.

“This series will appeal, not only to those who love nature, but to anyone who may be concerned about the changes we see happening on our planet,” said Mark Godoy, local spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “The videos and articles in this series emphasize why we need to preserve and protect these valuable species.”

Recognizing many people’s interest and concern for nature, the United Nations has even established an annual World Wildlife Day. On March 3, 2024, many will celebrate the earth’s variety of wild fauna and flora and raise awareness for their conservation.

Each day, more than 2,100,000 visitors use jw.org, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, to access free information that addresses today’s concerns. Care for the environment is among the many topics they can investigate on the site.

The “Was it Designed?” articles, with audio recordings and videos, provide easy-to-understand descriptions of some of the most awe-inspiring elements of earth’s creatures and vegetation. The series also explains how nature can even inspire innovations in engineering, robotics and product design:

· The wandering albatross’s flight capabilities may help engineers design more fuel-efficient aerial vehicles, perhaps even with engineless propulsion.

· A seahorse’s tail design can be applied to search and rescue robots and surgical equipment that need to be capable of bending and twisting in tight places.

· Some scientists say that the Pollia berry’s iridescent pigment-free color could possibly help develop fade-resistant dyes and counterfeit-resistant paper.

“Those who live in an urban area have less opportunities to see many of these creatures in their natural form,” said Godoy. “We are confident that those who review the ‘Was It Designed?’ series will not only develop a greater appreciation for the plants and creatures around us, but will also feel more hopeful about their future.”

To access the free “Was It Designed?” online series, visit jw.org > Bible Teachings > Science & the Bible > Was It Designed?

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