The adhesive properties of gecko toe pads, based on atomic van der Waals attraction, have been understood for years now.
What do scientists spend more time thinking about — sex, or the theory of intelligent design?
The pretense not to know things is at the root of Darwinist/atheist/materialist ideology.
What can we infer about the cause of the universe, about what brought it into being?
It is always interesting to see how observations that we have been making for years are now a part of the general chatter.