I have a question concerning Nature’s evolution…is it there to frighten off predators, or is it there simply coincidentally. I’m referring to the vivid bull’s eye that a particular butterfly portrays on it’s wings. Lets us pretend that the butterfly’s huge fake eyeball evolved into what it seems like it is, from resistance of some sort…but such resistance would not be tangible. How could it evolve a defensive device though nature without a tangible necessity? For visual effects look at “download jigsaw puggles.com.” Gallery# 297
I know not, however, I'm waiting for the grass of the fields, blooms on the roses, birds in the air and waterfalls from the heights to all evolve into chocolate. Of course there would have to be a civilization of Umpa Lumpas to protect it's sacred nature. Ahhhhhh, nature's gooood!
I don't think anyone can say definitively. I think nature's first imperative is survival. Some creatures evolve features that make them look like leaves or sticks or even other animals, so they can prey on unsuspecting underlings. Others have anatomical features that are a deterrant to predators.
The other physical evolution involves males sporting 'features' to attract a female..some of them quite colourful, i.e. South American birds. It's also quite likely that many creatures see a completely different colour spectrum than we do, and can see others features that we can't..even with an ultraviolet filter.
Apart from the above reasons, there are probably many others that are known only to their species.
I don't think it's possible to fully understand animal behaviour. I find the commentary on these TV nature programs either a bit suspect or laughable. They're always making broad assumptions about various behaviours, while applying the same reasoning as human reactions to the same stimulous. The animals may have very different reasons for reacting to certain situations that we simply could not understand in the same way.
To frighten predators seems like a reasonable explanation. if they see what looks like a big eye then they may assume that it belongs to a big animal. But then they all have some kind of pattern, so it may be just coincidence that it looks like an eyeball.
by Captain Redbeard 6 years ago
I am having a hard time finding the right forum thread for evolution. I couldn't find a thread in the education area or the science area.Anywho, I got to thinking today about the fact that evolution is considered fact now and that there are evidences to prove where we come from. Then I got to...
by janesix 3 years ago
Eyes supposedly evolved over millions of years in stages. If mutations are random, how likely is it that each new part "randomly" evolved in the exact spot it needed to be in to make the eye work?And for each type of eye, this supposedly happened multiple times independently. That's even...
by superwags 7 years ago
It was long regarded that humans have done the majority of their evolving and have largely stopped because of the cushy way in which technology has influenced out lives. In characteristics like skin colour, lactose tolerance and capillary density in people living at high altitude it is obvious that...
by Rad Man 5 years ago
Is the changing of the flu every year evidence for evolution?
by G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago
If humans evolved from fish or chimpanzees, why are there still fish and chimpanzees?Many scientists agree that man evolved from fish or chimpanzees. If that is the case, why are there still fish and chimpanzees. Why are there not stages of evolution going on now? There may be a...
by chucky1291 5 years ago
Do think God created us or Aliens helped us evolve?or do you have your own theory?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|