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Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by YoursTrue, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    Exactly. You get it
     
  2. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Even all humans do not think the same way. You believe in God and all paraphernalia, I don't. Some find existence boring, some have fun.
    When the prey comes, otherwise more wait. Do they stock their food (in times of plenty)?
     
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  3. A Vestigial Mote

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    Why would you ever feel that what is enjoyable for you as a human should also be more enjoyable for something like a spider? What the spider does is likely extremely fulfilling for it. It may be all that it "desires" (after a fashion) to do with its existence. To judge this and label it somehow "bad" or "wrong" is just plain foolish. You simply haven't thought very deeply about this, and you apparently can't understand things from any perspective but your own. It's pitiful, honestly. Not surprising, mind you... but you should be intellectually ashamed.
     
  4. firedragon

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    Maybe he is enjoying life. I mean this spider.

    And it is all of us who have such a boring existence that we have to spend time thinking we know exactly what others have in their lives.
     
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  5. Spiderman

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    I would rather be a spider and help out humanity killing pests, than any insect.

    Oddly I had a dream last night crops were being eaten by Beatles. (Beetles, but spell check changed it, so it was Paul McCartney and the ghost of John Lennon responsible lol). :p
     
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  6. Isolde Schulz

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    A boring existence for any species is self-inflicted.
     
  7. robocop (actually)

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    That spider should be lucky it's not a Male black widow.
     
  8. YoursTrue

    YoursTrue We know gravity by happenstance. (Newton)

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    OK, I take it back about thinking a spider in a hole for most of its life has a boring existence. I imagine there are enzymes or whatever in its brain, if a spider has a brain, that keep it up and going...:)
     
  9. YoursTrue

    YoursTrue We know gravity by happenstance. (Newton)

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    Someday in the future I might be interested in learning more about spiders. I just found it fascinating that this little thing sets its whole life virtually in a small hole waiting to come out and grab a piece of food. :) So I take it back! IF it has a wondering mind, maybe it finds it very exciting. :)
     
  10. YoursTrue

    YoursTrue We know gravity by happenstance. (Newton)

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    Somehow I doubt there's much choice for this spider. Or any spider.
     
  11. Clara Tea

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    As Master Po asked Grasshopper, "Is not the spider, dependent on its web for sustenance, just as trapped as its prey?" Well, the spider is free to relocate and spin another web.

    There is nothing new about trapdoor spiders, but that is a new species (Rockland). Their existence becomes much more tenuous and dangerous when you factor in pompilids (spider wasps, their natural predators that pry their doors open and eat them).

    There are many synanthropic (means dwells near people) spiders and insects.

    Here, I have an infestation of nedra spiders (closely related to hololena), which make funnel webs with trap doors. There are so many spiders that all of the plants are coated with webs. I had to clear them out last Halloween to make it less scary for the kids.

    I also have a lot of bold jumper spiders (black with a white dot on the upper part of the abdomen). They don't have muscles in their jumping legs, but move them by pressure, and can therefore leap 25 feet. They don't spin webs, but leap at their prey. They often like to use their web material as bungee cords. Their bites hurt.

    There are also orb weaver spiders that spin webs perhaps 30 feet in diameter. They love to spin them in the path to my front door, and it is a weird feeling to run into their webs.

    Brown widow spiders are very common, as well. Unlike their close cousins, the black widows, which lay round egg sacks, the brown widows lay spikey egg sacks.

    All of this makes us wonder what God's plans were when he made spiders. Why make someone faster than a human, but immobile by its web?
     
  12. YoursTrue

    YoursTrue We know gravity by happenstance. (Newton)

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    All I can say is Wow, you have your work cut out for you. Thanks for the detailed description.
    At first God made a paradise like setting for Adam and Eve. Gleaning from this information, they didn't have any real problems until they sinned. Anyway, after that they were put out of that beautiful garden to fend basically for themselves, since they rejected God's guidance. One day I believe we won't be bothered by stinging spiders,. And even if they continue to exist (because there may be a need for them in the environment), I won't think of them as being bored. :)
     
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    And you yourself don't sin? The height of hypocrisy.
    A more important matter is that the earth's axis is changing.
     
  14. YoursTrue

    YoursTrue We know gravity by happenstance. (Newton)

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    Of course I sin. I never said I did not sin. How did you get the idea that I am not a sinner? Are you?
    That's my first question to you based on your response. And the second question is: so the earth's axis is changing. Does that worry you? If so, why.
     
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