Thank you Doctor, at least you did look into the Hopper Bug mechanical gears.<quoted text>The mistake you are making is using the word DESIGNED. Evolutionary processes do NOT design things. You are trying to equate the traits that evolution has caused with purposeful design. There is no purpose in evolution, no *straight line* no predesigned goals. The gear feature on the hopper bugs was not a goal, a purposely designed feature, but a slowly evolving mechanism to aid the juvenile hoppers in their survival. With their legs under them, leaping form plant to plant for food was not very efficient and their survival rate was low. Slowly they developed this system of gears that allowed them to better reach the food they needed for survival.
You failed to answer my questions, as usual. Here I'll try again. If your supreme designer thought this was such a great design, why did he allow for the gear system to molt away and NOT regrow? Shouldn't this gear design be beneficial to the adults also?
So YES, evolution did in fact produce, not design or create, a complex gear system and sensitive trigger hairs on the venus fly trap, just as it produced the octopus's ability to literally disappear.
Be careful pops, you're falling into that trap that says....."If it's too complex and I can't understand it then Goddidit." The God of the Gaps, the oldest and weakest argument for the existence of God EVER!!!
To answer you question,why did he allow for the gear system to molt away and NOT regrow?
A damaged gear in a juvenile Hopper Bug could be replaced during the next molting. But with an Adult Hopper Bug theres no mechanics around with spare gears and no replacements from molting.
A broken gear means doom for the adult bug. If the adults didnt lose the mechanical gears. A bug shop with mechanics would need to be designed and built.
Be careful Doc or you will find yourself in that trap. If its too complex and mechanical by nature, then evolution did it.
Now my questions for you. As a species how would the Hopper Bug juvenile know its species is diminishing? And a set of mechanical gears would be needed to continue the species? Other insects and bugs dont have toothed mechanical gears like found on an old analog clock.