Sunday, November 16, 2008

A New Respect for Ants

A wonderful TED talk by Deborah Gordon, exploring the emergent behavior of an ant colony, trying to figure out how it arises from such simple creatures. They are not so simple!

It exposes as much about the obsessions of scientists, and their odd assiduity, as it does about the ants. And it made me laugh in many places. And it seems that there are ants who only stand and wait, and one hopes they surely somehow serve in the process.


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