Natures wonders: ant rescue (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 01:30 (1727 days ago) @ David Turell

Some species do, some don't. And it depends on the type of ant in the social group. :

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22029481.200-goodwill-hunting-random-ants-of-kind...

"Rather than empathy, ants seem to be driven by an evolved urge to help members of their group - what biologists call pro-social behaviour. Their selfless acts suggest that complex, cognitively motivated behaviour might come about through simpler mechanisms than we had thought. Or, put another way, exactly what makes ants so nice to each other is a bit of a mystery. No doubt the same can be said for humans."


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