September 25, 2009

On Moths

As we all know, moths fly towards lightbulbs at night. Why? Well, the accepted reason is that they are simply attracted to the light somehow, or are at least blinded by it so that they have no clue what they're doing.

Someone tried to tell me that "moths were actually not attracted to the light, but were in fact trying to reach the darkest part of the room which is directly behind the lightbulb."

Does that make sense to anyone? Someone qualified is going to have to explain that to me because that doesn't make sense at all. Okay, this is why:

- Why would it fly towards the darkest point in the room?

- If it was trying to reach the darkest point, how would the moth know where to go or where the darkest point is?

- Since when is the point behind the light the darkest?

- What about the lights that are imbedded in ceilings? Moths fly towards them anyway, even though there's no room to go behind.

- If a moth flys to the darkest point, why does it always seem to try to get there by going through the lightbulb? That seems pretty ineffective, even for an insect.

-What about lights outside? The darkest point would be as far away from the light as the moth can get! Why does it still hang around?

- Then how do bug-zappers work?

That is all. Jeff, you're an idiot. Moths are attracted/blinded by the light, get over it.

1 comment:

God's little treasures said...

definitely jeff is wrong.