Natures wonders: hummingbird collision avoidance (Introduction)

by BBella @, Saturday, August 13, 2016, 08:06 (1135 days ago) @ David Turell

They use optical distance measures.

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2016/07/how_hummingbird103016.html

"Hummingbirds have a unique collision avoidance system built into their brains that allows them to perform high-speed aerobatics in safety.

Comment: My first thought is that the birds learned this by trial and error and their brain plasticity accommodated the trials. But consider how fast they fly. Could this have developed while sustaining many How about direct design?

So let us agree: it was direct design. Does not the very process of designing require trial and error?


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