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Deadly years ago, your usual news writer fended off critics of her housekeeping who wanted to know why she did not kill spiders. Well, the only explanation she could think of was the obvious one, they kill a bunch of stuff we don’t appreciate particularly, so we don’t have to. Here’s how:

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niwrad @ 5: The spiders and I have an agreement. They stay outside and eat bugs. I stay inside and eat regular human food. They come inside and invade my territory and they will meet the sole of my left shoe. Barb
Spiders filaments five times stronger than steel. All down to random chance, natural selection, etc, Philip. There it is: the definitive proof. And still you argue. Axel
Lyric: "Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can" Spiderman theme song 1960s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUtziaZlDeE 10 Creepy Things Spiders Can Do http://listverse.com/2013/08/22/10-creepy-things-spiders-can-do/ bornagain77
Don't kill spiders. If possible don't kill any living being. For three reasons: they are engineering masterworks, they are God's creatures, and - last but not least - killing is always amoral. Eckart: "the mouse per se is a miracle" (Eckart was an IDer ante litteram). Once I had disgust for spiders. Now, thanks to the above reasons, I like them. In my country house I let them stay where they are and observe them with interest. Eventually if some is too big (and my family forces me), I catch and export it to the garden, without hurting it. niwrad
A very natural reaction, Barb! News
My reaction to pretty much any spider, deadly or not: KILL IT WITH FIRE! Barb
Engineers have calculated that a woven cord of spider's silk as thick as a pencil could stop a jet in midair. From the book 'Weird Nature' By John Downer Spider Silk Is Stronger Than Steel Excerpt: * The silk thread spun by spiders, measuring just one-thousandth of a millimeter across, is five times stronger than steel of the same thickness. * It can stretch up to four times its own length. * It is also so light that enough thread to stretch clear around the planet would weigh only 320 grams. “On the human scale, a web resembling a fishing net could catch a passenger jet airplane.” Researchers discussing spider’s web can’t stop using the forbidden word – design - February 2012 https://uncommondesc.wpengine.com/biomimicry/researchers-discussing-spiders-web-cant-stop-using-the-forbidden-word-design/ Spider Spinning Web to Music in Fast Motion (spider timelapse) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4LE_3duK4Y Spiders Have Eight (Well-Designed) Eyes - October 30, 2012 Excerpt: Look what researchers at the Optical Society of America are doing with spiders. Incredible as it sounds, they are taking spider silk and using it for fiber optics. Spider silk is already prized as an ideal material: it's strong, flexible, and biodegradable. Now, a team has found it can also transmit and guide light almost as well as glass fibers. One team is using it as a light guide in photonic chips, while another is trying to imitate the proteins in silk from spiders and silkworms to be able to manufacture it. This second team has already made a silk-based "plastic" that can be used for everything from biodegradable cups to implantable devices that dissolve in the body. http://www.evolutionnews.org/2012/10/halloween_creat065551.html Biomimicry- Spider Hair: The Perfect Water Repellant Surface - Feb 2010 Excerpt: “Engineering researchers have crafted a flat surface that refuses to get wet,” began a press release from University of Florida. “Water droplets skitter across it like ball bearings tossed on ice.,,, Because the trick is done with physics instead of chemistry, the hydrophobic surface manufactured to spider spec does not have to slough off any dangerous chemicals. Sigmund is now working on similar surface tricks that can repel oil. If engineers can figure out economical ways to manufacture these surfaces with enough durability for a range of temperatures, industry will beat a path,,,,. http://www.creationsafaris.com/crev201002.htm#20100224b A spider that builds elaborate, fake spiders and hangs them in its web has been discovered in the Peruvian Amazon. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/12/spider-building-spider/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wiredscience+%28Wired%3A+Blog+-+Wired+Science%29
Verse and Music:
Proverbs 30:28 "The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces" - Liel and The Scorpions - Send Me An Angel - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnGVu9EH4YQ
That's obviously a wasp in spider's clothing. Mung

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