These little souls ...

The caterpillar of a Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus):


(Adult here)

According to here, "The fact that the false eye spots even swell out from the spicebush swallowtail caterpillar's body, as do actual eyes, is proof to us that these little souls were created by intelligent design."

Ignoring the theological problem of "little souls" (is there a heaven for caterpillars?), I think it's fair to say that whatever designed these boyos was doing some serious drugs.

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Is strange irrationality a form of strange fruit? This web page seems pretty unique in some ways (jesus loves animal rights?), but the views are not entirely different from the sort in which a plumber with a junior high education feels that he understands more about biology than practitioners -- if it's obvious to them, then of course it's true. Duh

And of course, if there's room in heaven for my dog, then there must be room for cats to amuse him, and caterpillers to amuse the cats.

Grace Slick said it best:

"And if you go chasing rabbits/And you know you're going to fall/Tell'em a hookah smoking caterpillar/Has given you the call."

It's a site for Christian vegetarians. I think they skipped over the parts of the bible where the Israelites hamstrung 120,000 horses with God's approval and the bits describing how many animals to slaughter on the altar and much blood to pour on the altar twice a day.

I wonder if a caterpillar's soul goes (wherever) during pupation, while its body organization disintegrates into cellular mush and the few bits of organized tissue remaining draw from the mess and its second team of genes to build a butterfly?

If so, are butterflies soulless? Or do they get new souls when the emerge?

I think there must be a christian site somewhere that uses the butterfly as metaphor for soul. You see, catepilar is like life on earth, pupation is death, and the butterfly is the soul. buterfly like soul emerges from the body after death.

So butterfly has the same soul as the catepillar.

(Not that I believe any of this)