Natures wonders: spider web shapes evolved (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Thursday, November 01, 2018, 18:17 (483 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: The intricate geometric designs of the webs suggest these guys were helped in their designs as ell as the different forms of their silk..

dhw: Wonderful article. Thank you. And yes, I can just imagine God popping in to give web-design lessons to “help” 50,000 classes of spiders (essential for his purpose of producing the brain of Homo sapiens). But I can also imagine spiders working out for themselves the best ways to trap whatever prey they are after. Can’t you?

Spiders have no relation to human brains other than they are part of the necessary balance of nature. God's purpose is much grander than brains. The entire human organism is an amazing advance over the apes. The only way spiders could design their webs on their own is trial and error. With enough errors spiders would not have survived. I suspect each type appeared with a web designed for them.

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