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Insect numbers and sizes were growing through most of Earth's history until the bird arrived.
originally posted by: LadyTrick
On Monday I saw a HUGE spider so I think that's why I gained 2 pounds this week. Next time I see it I will sit on it.
originally posted by: 9ArchaBallet9
When the Earth's climate was very humid like a Tropical Rainforest allowing for exoskeletons to grow and shape very differently then they are today. Insects could be as large as man and animal.
Amphibious early reptiles would have saw these larger insects and been prey to these creatures.
In the dna code of these Amphibians (Early Reptiles) A chain reaction occurred. The intelligent consciousness of our universe knew and programmed life to evolve in certain ways.
Here's what I mean when these amphibians saw the insects were very much larger then they were. It opened the door for them to grow very very large until they were dinosaurs. WEATHER PERMITTING.
So the insects because of climate change began to shrink and die off. like Dinosaurs did aswell as evolving into birds and mammals.
Anywho... Evolution was actually way behind. Because those reptiles were programmed to shrink down the insect meaning. Inside it's dna it is programmed to understand that insects are very small.
So when they evolved to make the giant insects tiny. And the giant insects began to shrink while the reptiles began to over grow. The evolution of nature over compensated.
Just because they were trying to make the universe make more sense. Wait insects are supposed to be small. Bam now were too big.
So what if our evolution is behind? Just because of what it was supposed to be back when!
Fish, arthropods, amphibians and reptiles all evolved during the Paleozoic. Life began in the ocean but eventually transitioned onto land, and by the late Paleozoic, it was dominated by various forms of organisms. Great forests of primitive plants covered the continents, many of which formed the coal beds of Europe and eastern North America. Towards the end of the era, large, sophisticated reptiles were dominant and the first modern plants (conifers) appeared.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: 9ArchaBallet9
Well sure, insects probably were the first to make the jump to being the first land animals with amphibians coming after them to feed on them. Though you miss a point here, the amphibians didn't necessarily HAVE to only eat insects, they could have eaten each other. In fact, that's how most evolutionary arms races begin. One animal gets hunted by another animal and ends up evolving something to protect it better, this in turn causes the predator to evolve something that can overcome the new advantage. This cause the prey to evolve another new trait that help it survive better. And so on and so forth.
Evolution still isn't a race, it's just the result of the survivors of a prior evolutionary level. In other words, evolution is recursive.