A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Food Chain

Just because an animal is more evolved, the assumption that it evolves from the food chain is erroneous.

The relations between the law abiding and the criminal are much the same.



Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

I've always been a big lover of bugs. I can still remember the first preying mantis I found. I grabbed it to get a better look. Needless to say I quickly let go and ran crying to my mother. I was about five, and the mantis flew off on its beautiful green wings : ]

10:44 AM  
Blogger Gandalin said...


Your comment about the ability of lowlife scum to prey with success on far better developed human beings is very well put, and should be a lesson to all of us.

I have always thought it sad to see a higher organism preyed upon by a lesser. That a cold-blooded insect could kill and devour a mammal is indeed shocking to me, as a mammal. I also find it un-aesthetic when alligators prey on mammals.

On the other hand, perhaps we are misunderestimating the mantis. As W.B. said, they are beautiful. Who knows what kind of conscious experience they actually have? Perhaps their hive-mind is more active than our individual minds (as in the scenario described by Orson Scott Card in "Ender's Game" and its successors). So who is the lesser and who is the greater?

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like this guy for instance...

Man Convicted of Leaving Child to Be Eaten by Alligators

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry for offtopic... it would be funny if it wasn't real http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=955_1184788625
This is what you can get when you'll not fight for your rights... multitool and wheel wrench packed in the trunk of the car being offensive weapons... :)


7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.... yowza....


4:07 PM  

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