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    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009
    i've always loved ants. I was a weird kid, who liked to stare at bugs doing their buggy things, for hours. I would watch ant colonies alot, because they were everywhere.
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009 edited
    See, now I'm nervous. 'Cause I was pretty into the whole 'burning ants with a magnifying glass'-thing for a while there in my childhood years... And trapping them in soap-bubbles where they'd choke to death... (Y'know, it really didn't seem that sadistic at the time. As far as I was concerned, it was SCIENCETM)

    Now I'm worried I'm on a worldwide ant hit-list.
    • CommentAuthorAnopheles
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009
    I wouldn't worry, really. That's the thing; ants don't 'care' about each other. Loss of a single ant is just loss of a signal, but there's always more signals, more wavelengths.

    The true power of colony insects is that they do everything via chemical control. They never really think about what they're doing, nor bother with designs or improvements. They've had millions of years to come to their current state through the incredible power of dumb luck. Who needs sentience when you can fake it through mass blind cooperation?

    (the above was an attempt to appease the Over-Queen, wherever she is)