Ants :)

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I was doing my anthropology homework today and I read something very very interesting.

Check it out,

“Have ants ever ruined your picnic?  Did you stop to wonder why there were so many?  After all, what are the odds that so many just happened to stumble across your picnic at the same time?  Pretty small actually.

In fact, ants form complex societal structures, including using pheromone based communication, which permits them to work collaboratively for the common good (just like you do when you volunteer).  An ant that stumbles across your picnic (and doesn’t get squashed) will go back to the colony and “tell” the other ants where to go to get the eats.

Even more impressive (or disturbing) is that ants also associate for the same reasons we do, and they fit the dictionary.com definition perfectly – they unify, protect, expand, and identify.  Certain ants even ‘farm’ aphids for milk (and then eat them), just like we do with cattle.

So what does this all mean?  Well, some sociologists suggest that societal formation is a natural outcome for any similar organism grouping.  And it seems like certain societal practices – collaboration, sharing, security, identity – are necessary.  Perhaps we are born wanting to be a part of something larger than ourselves…”

SubhanaAllah, after pondering about how amazing they are the first thing that came in mind was: psssht we already know that! 😀 alhamduliah

18. Till, when they came to the valley of the ants, one of the ants said: “O ants! Enter your dwellings, lest Sulaimân (Solomon) and his hosts crush you, while they perceive not.”

[Surat alNaml]

Just thought I would share 🙂

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2 responses »

  1. SubhanAllah awesome! Btw…I’m now 101 right?

    P.S-I love how you share everything on this blog!! it never gets boring there is always some sort of surprise…I love the randomness!!! It is so fresh!

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