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100 MILLION SPECIES

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Mankind is only one SPECIES of life on Earth.  According the leading “scientific authorities”:  ...the “estimated total number of species on Earth is 6.5 million species found on land, and 2.2 million (about 25 percent of the total) dwelling in the ocean depths.  However, a study, published by PLoS Biology, says a staggering 86% of all species on land and 91% of those in the seas have yet to be discovered, described and cataloged.”  

If we do the math, we learn that 8.7 million is roughly 80% – 90% of ONE HUNDRED MILLION species on this planet.  That’s a LOT of life!  How many even MORE bizarre life forms are as yet undiscovered?  And how many more might there be living throughout the rest of our own galaxy?  (I won’t mention the whole universe….).  

Many more imagined creatures are described in science fiction stories on other planets and galaxies.  But, very few of these fictional “monstrosities” are as strange and bizarre at the real creatures that inhabit the microcosm on our own planet.  Here are pictures of a few common insects viewed with the aid of an electron microscope.  It is a challenge to imagine creatures more bizarre than these!

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10 QUINTILLION ALIENS ON EARTH!

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Here is photographic PROOF that aliens have invaded Earth!  It has long been recognized and documented that insects are the most diverse group of organisms, meaning that the numbers of species of insects are more than any other group. In the world, some 900 thousand different kinds of living insects are known. This representation approximates 80 percent of the world’s species. The true figure of living species of insects can only be estimated from present and past studies. Most authorities agree that there are more insect species that have not been described (named by science) than there are insect species that have been previously named. Conservative estimates suggest that this figure is 2 million, but estimates extend to 30 million. In the last decade, much attention has been given to the entomofauna that exists in the canopies of tropical forests of the world. From studies conducted by Terry Erwin of the Smithsonian Institution’s Department of Entomology in Latin American forest canopies, the number of living species of insects has been estimated to be 30 million. Insects also probably have the largest biomass of the terrestrial animals. At any time, it is estimated that there are some 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insects alive.

Reference:  http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmnh/buginfo/bugnos.htm

MIND-CONTROL PARASITES

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MIND-CONTROL PARASITES

An actual example from nature of a parasitic insect that uses “mind-control” to cause the host insect to change its normal behavior to the benefit of the parasite,  is described in the PDF article below.

ABSTRACT: On the evening that it will kill its host, the orb-weaving spider Plesiometa argyra, the larva of the Ichneumonid wasp induces the spider to perform highly stereotyped construction behavior and build a ‘‘cocoon web’’ that is particularly well designed to support the wasp larva’s cocoon.

Here is a PDF file of a recent article written by William G. Eberhard which describes this phenomenon in detail:  PARASITES CONTROL MIND

INSECTS CAN SAVE OUR WORLD

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insectsAre humans the “center of the universe”?  Do you believe that the species “homo sapiens” is the dominant life form on Earth?  Are humans created “in the image of god”?  Factually, if god looked like the most numerous species on Earth, god would be an insect!

There are more than 200 million insects for each human on the planet. The world holds 300 pounds of insects for every pound of humans.  At any time, it is estimated that there are some 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insects alive.

It has long been recognized and documented that insects are the most diverse group of organisms (on Earth), meaning that the numbers of species of insects are more than any other group.  In the world, some 900 thousand different kinds of living insects are known. This representation approximates 80 percent of the world’s species. Most authorities agree that there are more insect species that have not been described (named by science) than there are insect species that have been previously named. Conservative estimates suggest that this figure is 2 million, but estimates extend to 30 million.”

However, as far as human survival is concerned, all of humanity could easily be fed using insects as food.  Insects have more nutritional value for humans and livestock than most foods and are abundant and inexpensive to produce!

insects-feeding-the-worldLEARN MORE:  http://phys.org/news/2014-06-insects-food-future.html