Researchers from China and the USA have studied the eyes of a trilobite named Dalmanitina socialis.  These creatures had ‘bifocal’ eyes consisting of two lenses that bent light at different angles, enabling them to see both close up and far away objects at the same time.

The researchers were “inspired by the optical structure of their eyes” to design a bifocal micro-lens system capable of taking snapshots of scenes containing objects as close as a few centimetres plus objects that are kilometres away at the same time.  They also used a computer algorithm called a neural network, that mimics the human nervous system, to compensate for blurriness and aberrations in mid distance objects in the same scene. 

The research team wrote in their report: “Inspired by compound eyes of the trilobite Dalmanitina socialis, we design and construct a chiral light-field camera …  Combined with a deep-learning-based neural network reconstruction algorithm, the system provides distinct aberration-free photographic capabilities, including the ability to achieve a polarization-controllable extreme DoF imaging while maintaining high spatial lateral resolution.”  (DoF – depth of field)

References: PhysOrg 19 April 2022, Nature Communications 19 April 2022 doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-29568-y

Editorial Comment:  Don’t worry if you don’t understand all the technical terms in the research team’s conclusion.  Just note the use of the words “inspired” and “design and construct”.  Researchers “inspired” in the right way would be giving honour and thanks to the Creator of the trilobite, as well as using their God-given brains to design and build a similar system, and put it to good use. 

All evolutionists who think either the trilobite built it, or that it came about by chance random processes deserve the condemnation set out in the Bible’s book of Romans: “Claiming to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22).

For more information on trilobite eye design see the question: Trilobite eye design was used in your latest DVD. What other evidence for design do they show? Answer here.

Creation Research News 5 May 2022

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