Natures wonders: ant rafts and towers (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Saturday, July 22, 2017, 15:01 (1081 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: My objection originally was to your interpretation denying the author's results that individual ants acted automatically. I still agree with their interpretation, God not needed.

dhw: I am, of course, delighted that you do not think your God was needed to design these extraordinary feats of engineering, but bearing in mind that there must have been a first raft and a first tower, I don’t understand what you or the authors mean by “automatically”. Do you really think those first raft and tower builders didn’t know what they were doing?

Each individual ant knew what he was naturally doing, the point of the article, resulting in the group acting together.

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