Eddie Hagler Posted about 1 year ago Robert Full: The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots While I would not approve of anyone child or adult pulling the legs off of a cockroach just for the pleasure of doing it. I have no problem with a researcher doing it in an effort to understand the limits and construction of a cockroach. This is in part because I have no problem intentionally stepping on a cockroach to kill it because it is a pest and presents a danger to human life by existing in our human habitat where our style of living mandates a certain level of cleanliness to maintain an environment healthy for humans to live. I do not consider that insect life such as cockroaches deserve the inference of "decency" rights that protect them from cruel treatment. Rather I it is the desire to have decent human beings that make me look down on those that torture even insects for fun. The argument that we are connected through evolution seems bankrupt of logic since it is the survivor-ship of the species that is the preeminent objective of evolution. Given that argument and the predictions that cockroaches will outlive us all.... I say kill them all...learn all we can... evolution demands we learn how to survive. There is no such regard for "decency" in the logic of evolution. Why do you infer such?