Originally posted by jude11
reply to post by sugarcookie1
I hate bugs but scientists doing this killed billions of ants and destroyed a wonder that most likely took years to build, in order to satisfy their
Doesn't seem right. IMO
Perhaps, but you are assuming it was still active... I am not sure if it was or not. If it was, then what you see is an ugly side of
science...Sometimes, Animals and bugs do get hurt or killed in the name of Science... " greater good" kind of idea.
If it helps think of it this way. Animals have died in order to help us reach many major and important scientific and medical breakthroughs. For
example, Polio, Diptheria, Mumps, Rubella and even Hepatitis. Those are just a few off the top of my head.
They are also using animals to do research and make breakthroughs in hopes of curing AIDS, Cancer ,paralysis, Parkinsons and many other horrible
Science is not always pretty, but this kind of thing has been going on for about as long as Humans have tried to understand the world around them.
Now, that said, this is a really amazing video. I know that in the past the US government and Military has studied Ants, how they organize and live
and even fight together in hopes of creating better war strategies...Imagine if we start studying how they live in a community, how they build these
sort of "Utopian" community homes... Maybe there is a thing or two we can learn from these guys about living and working together.