Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.
Thirty years ago, state-of-the-art “minicomputers” (as they were then called) were refrigerator-size contraptions loaded with large, flat circuit boards, heavy cables, and noisy fans. Disk drives the size of washing machines spun stacks of large metal plates for a grand total of 300 megabytes of storage. If a minicomputer bore unquestionable evidence of advanced intelligent design just a few years ago, how much more so a modern smartphone (now a smartwatch) with more processing power, and one hundred times the memory, in a thousandth of the space?
Well, now consider the lowly spider. Its entire brain is about the size of a pinhead. Yet this creature can dance! Here is a video of Maratus volans, the “peacock spider” of Australia — this little guy is a beauty: