Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Ant City Unearthed

This video reveals the enormity of an ant colony's underground structures. We have some competition as Earth's reigning civilization!

Also, the video mentions the ant colony as a "superorganism" -- it has the capacity to plan a vast, intricate structure very efficiently. That's a similar effect as Earth's biosphere sculpting circumstances to favor life: the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and can do things on levels far beyond those accessible to the individual parts.
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