22 September 2011

Ants eat a gecko in no time flat

This is an amazing video.  They even carry off the skull and backbone!  Ants are amazing.  And let me emphasize that nobody "ordered" these ants to eat the gecko, each ant reacted to local stimuli and made predictable decisions based on those stimuli, resulting in large scale patterns - emergence!  I'm boggling my mind right now thinking about how each thought i am having, including this one, is being produced in a similar way.  But instead of ants reacting to pheremonal stimuli to eat a whole gecko, my neurons are reacting to chemical stimuli to develop ideas for a blog post!  You're BLOWING MY MIND RIGHT NOW science, blowing my MIND.

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