Natures wonders: trees induce ants to protect them;symbiosis (Introduction)

by dhw, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 10:29 (792 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: A symbiotic arrangement between trees ants is irreducibly complex and defies a evolutionary explanation:

How about this instead?
1) Ants like the yummy nectar, and fight off their rivals.
2) Acacia happy, but find there’s a problem at reproduction time. They fail to reproduce. Some even die off.
3) But others cotton onto the problem and create an ant repellent for their flowers.

Bacteria do this all the time when faced with new problems. Many of them die off, but some of them work out a solution. Evolution guided by intelligent cell communities. What is your theory?

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