Sunday, October 10, 2010
"Every realm of nature is marvelous... We should venture on the study of every kind of animal without distaste; for each and all will reveal to us something natural and something beautiful. Anbsence of haphazard and conduciveness of everything to an end are to be found in Nature's works in the highest degree, and the resultant end of her generations and combinations is a form of the beautiful."
-Aristotle, Parts of Animals, C. BC 350
All insects, no matter how bizarre or unpleasant a creature it may be, are all beautiful and created by God. They also all play a wonderful and important role in our Lord's perfect plan for the function of the world. My brothers and I discovered many Praying Mantises out in the long grass and with much delight captured a few. We kept one and feed it in our homemade environment for it for a few days. My younger brothers and I enjoyed watching this fascinating creature and studying it. It was just another incredible, hidden little miracle from God...