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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Strange Creatures Of Our World II

Welcome to the second installment of the feature "Strange Creatures Of Our World" (a bit of a departure from normal goings-on here at AoftheA), where we marvel at the wonders of God's handiwork. This is an important undertaking, because we all know that Climate Disruption is wreaking havoc on the world's ecosystems, resulting in the needless deaths of countless species. Consider this feature a compendium of the curiosities of creation, a veritable Noah's Ark without the forty days of rain and bad smells.

Today's feature is on insects and worms. DISCLAIMER: If you are squeamish or easily spooked by images of insects and other creepy-crawlies, consider skipping this post! What follows are images taken by an electron microscope. Bugs are ugly to begin with - when magnified, they're even more terrible to look at! You have been warned!

Insects and worms are everywhere. If you want to learn about them, you can click here for Insects, and here for Worms. Suffice it to say, there are a lot more of them than there are of us, and why God created them in the first place, heaven only knows. I bet they were lovely and friendly before the Fall - now they're evil and are the primary source of heebie-jeebies throughout the world.

Now that the scientific stuff is out of the way, let's look at some close-up images:

The Ant

The Mosquito

The Louse

The Termite

The Wasp

The Cockroach

The Aphid

The Leech

(First installment of SCOOW here)