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Janine Benyus (New Jersey 1958) presented in 1997 her book "Biomimicry: innovation inspired by Nature"
Janine Benyus (New Jersey 1958) presented in 1997 her book "Biomimicry: innovation inspired by Nature" where she defended the idea: "We must ask nature about how we can design the products and processes that allow us to solve the Humanity needs in a sustainable way instead of trying to dominate it ".
To observe and to learn for designing according to natural models instead of dominating.
Innovations in architecture, in human nutrition, energy resources, ergonometric, application of ethology to the design of cities, means of transport, language learning are just some of the examples of the application of this philosophy to human civilization.
Also, in Veterinary Sciences there are applications of interest, although many are prior to the publication of the Benyus book. We can consider some studies:
(1) The application of behavioral sciences (ethology) to the breeding of animals in order to reduce stress and improve animal welfare.
(2) The application of research on pronutrients, to animal nutrition, with the aim of improving cell physiology through botanical compounds, accessible to wild animals, but to which animals in captivity have no access.
In summary, we must consider that Nature have been investigating during 3800 million years and has found solutions that we can apply to our daily problems and future challenges. Observing its results will allow us to access this natural wisdom and advance much more quickly, than trying to invent artificial solutions, obviating those proposals that Nature offers us.
We consider that two conditions are required for this: willingness to apply the scientific method beginning with the observation of nature phase, and accepting the cyclical character of Nature, instead of considering life as a continuous line of one direction.