Two species of spider have been discovered building life-like spider effigies from dead insects, leaves, & twigs. What’s remarkable is that one species is in Peru, the other in the Philippines. Scientists think the spider sculptures either help lure prey or scare off predators. Perhaps the spiders are just very lonely. Or even more disturbing, the effigies are shrines of worship. So far, “terrific pig” hasn’t been seen written in the web.
The spider behaviour raises some very interesting questions about evolution, questions that may be uncomfortable or even heretical for the hard materialists. I’m not convinced this is just random Darwinian trial & error. Science has taken us far, but there’s something else at play here that the materialists fall far short of explaining. The dead leaf moth and countless other examples in nature hint at other possibilities. Could mavericks like Rupert Sheldrake be on the right track?
“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” ~ Nikola Tesla
In the meantime, bow to the Great Spider Lord Clikzzrt.
Further reading from the Grail archives:
- Go home evolution, you’re… creepily superintelligent?
- Biologist Rupert Sheldrake on the Ten Dogmas Holding Science Back.