Is simply the application of solutions found in nature to 'human specific' design problems.
For those who do not believe in a God - this is possibly easier than for those who do - depends on how that person
really perceives our reality and how they understand that what exists can be adapted or not.
A professional use of Bionics is something that i'd love to have achieved by the end of my career.
I have spent some time studying the firebug - or firefly - as it is more properly called. One application is in lighting as you'll see
once I've finished writing this page and it also has both a direct and indirect bionic applications. There are so many branches and
links to successful design permutations from firebug study, that it would benefit (and it is and has) from dedicated, supported bionics research...