Why woodpeckers don’t get headaches reported in ScienceNOW 6 October 2006. One of the prizes awarded at the annual IgNobel Prize ceremony held at Harvard University was presented to Ivan Schwab for research into why woodpeckers do not suffer injury or distress in spite of rapidly banging their heads into hard materials. The reason is that “their brains and eyes are very tightly compacted in their skull according to modern packing theory, and therefore do not bounce around in their skulls as they peck.”

Editorial Comment: It took intelligent scientists and engineers to come up with “modern packing theory” and apply it. Finding it already being applied in the dumber woodpeckers’ head, is evidence that woodpeckers were designed by a much smarter engineer. (Ref. birds, bio-engineering)

Evidence News, 25 October 2006