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posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by Sentience365
Very cool...

It almost looks like the alveoli that fill human lungs.


yes your right its very odd looking isnt it




posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 09:49 PM
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Originally posted by YouSir

Originally posted by sugarcookie1

Originally posted by jude11
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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 curiosity.

Doesn't seem right. IMO



The queen had already died so the anthill was empty the workers moved on so no ants were harmed


Ummm........Until of course you see them start to pour the cement.....what do you suppose those little things crawling out of the hole are......................hmmmmm?...............yep.......them thars ants.......

YouSir


I aready explained over and over the anthill was empty maybe there was a few ants roaming around i wouldnt call that mass murder



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by GodIsPissed
I can't help but feel for the ants!

I wouldn't want to be responsible for the mass murder of billions of any specie!


The ant hill was empty !! thank for the reply



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:05 PM
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Originally posted by gimme_some_truth

Originally posted by jude11
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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 curiosity.

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 illnesses.

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.

Who knows.



The queen ant had already died the workers had left to find another queen there might have been a handful of ants left behind..I dont feel there was any ugly side of science with this empty hive ..and yes science has been doing alot of of this kind of stuff for a long time to animals im not saying its right but thats how we find cures to horrible things that kill like AIDS, Cancer ,paralysis, Parkinsons ..and yes maybe we can learn a thing or 2 from the the ants ..thanks for your reply



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:09 PM
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Originally posted by koadie
haha oh man, that ant at 2:18 is like "you sons of bitches! This was everything ive ever knowwwwn!"
I do feel terrible about the ants colony, however after spending the last 2 months trying to fend ants from crawling all over me in this ant infested room, Ive lost a lot of compassion for the ant species as a whole. At first I didnt know what to do, I didnt want to just start killing them like some sort of interspecies homocidal maniac, but eventually my concerns about the ants washed away as it began to seem overwhelming and never ending. I had to do the only thing I could do. Squash them like the ants they are. This ant genocide may seem barbaric from the outside, but those creeps should keep to themselves. Maybe if they had some respect for humanity we would have a little more respect for them! haha still...poor ants


well this post takes the cake
I hope you gave them a funeral each and every one of them the poor ants sheesh



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:18 PM
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It is fascinating, but it also a shame that scientists generally have to kill so much stuff before they can study it. Scientists are reductionists, and reductionism is fundamentally destructive because it has to separate everything into more and more independent parts in order to study it. It's the same reason why our technology and medicine has so many unwanted side effects, whereas viewing the organism from a holistic takes into account what is best for the entire being, not just a few parts. Can't wait to evolve....



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:21 PM
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I wonder if any of these bug hippys ever swatted a mosquito or used any pest controls.



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:33 PM
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Originally posted by HRF1965
It is fascinating, but it also a shame that scientists generally have to kill so much stuff before they can study it. Scientists are reductionists, and reductionism is fundamentally destructive because it has to separate everything into more and more independent parts in order to study it. It's the same reason why our technology and medicine has so many unwanted side effects, whereas viewing the organism from a holistic takes into account what is best for the entire being, not just a few parts. Can't wait to evolve....


I think holistic medcine is wonderful and alot more natural..But sometimes to find cures they have to go a step further into science im not saying its right but..you get the drift..and we are evolveing look how far we have come already lets say from 20 years ago..thank your your reply HRF1965



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX
I wonder if any of these bug hippys ever swatted a mosquito or used any pest controls.



well i sure have every summer on the mosquito's they grow them like birds here in minnesota



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX
I wonder if any of these bug hippys ever swatted a mosquito or used any pest controls.



i am pretty certain they have, but you cannot compare pests in your house or killing a couple of pests (again usually in the house unless you step on one by accident) with going out into the wild and purposely destroying a part of nature.

just because people do not like to see sections of nature destroyed, dos'nt mean they have never killed a insect, and it does not make them hippies. they maybe just want man to stop tampering with nature because we have done enough damage already.



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:55 PM
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If I killed any bug it was because I had to or it was an accident.

If there's a couple ants I don't really care for it.But if there's an infestation then obviously something has to been done about it because it's your house they're trying to take over..but when it's just some ants outside somewhere minding their own business then why kill them?



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:56 PM
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Wow that was really cool thanks for the video, I used to spend hours out around the neighborhood ant hills when I was kid so this was pretty interesting to see. The structure looks plant like in its nature, so cool I love ants!



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:04 PM
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Originally posted by WielderOfTheSwordOfTruth
Wow that was really cool thanks for the video, I used to spend hours out around the neighborhood ant hills when I was kid so this was pretty interesting to see. The structure looks plant like in its nature, so cool I love ants!


Your very welcome WielderOfTheSwordOfTruth, im glad you enjoyed the video as much as i did and it was very interesting ..and yes it did look very plant like ..thank you so very much for posting



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:05 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX
I wonder if any of these bug hippys ever swatted a mosquito or used any pest controls.



Hi Saturn.

I dont think some of these critics have ever killed a bug in their life well not yet, but i bet they do when a killer spider is running up their legs ready for the death blow.
With some of these people, i think they would rather get sacrificed over the ants nest for the freedom of the ants.

Humanity can be weird like that sometimes.

Peace.
Meathed.
Ps, I apoligise for my behaviour the other day.
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posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:10 PM
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Originally posted by GodIsPissed
If I killed any bug it was because I had to or it was an accident.

If there's a couple ants I don't really care for it.But if there's an infestation then obviously something has to been done about it because it's your house they're trying to take over..but when it's just some ants outside somewhere minding their own business then why kill them?



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I agree we dont need to kill any bugs if there just minding there own business.



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:32 PM
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Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
Great find, thank you.

Now only if we could get a human collective in this day and age to do something just as positive, we might be able to save ourselves.

Ants can do this but we can't ? And we say we're evolved.


The buildings we build are infinitely more complex than ant tunnels (impressive as they are), and as someone who has worked in construction for decades I can assure you it takes much more coordination than digging holes in the ground. I think the vast majority of people in this world take their environment completely for granted, they have absolutely no idea the incredible efforts that go into keeping them warm, dry and comfy.
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posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 12:18 AM
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Originally posted by SavedOne

Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
Great find, thank you.

Now only if we could get a human collective in this day and age to do something just as positive, we might be able to save ourselves.

Ants can do this but we can't ? And we say we're evolved.


The buildings we build are infinitely more complex than ant tunnels (impressive as they are), and as someone who has worked in construction for decades I can assure you it takes much more coordination than digging holes in the ground. I think the vast majority of people in this world take their environment completely for granted, they have absolutely no idea the incredible efforts that go into keeping them warm, dry and comfy.
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Sorry dont agree. I have worked on constrution too. Every thing from concreting to building and i was a roofer for the most of my time. I can tell you that building a box with a roof above ground is the easiest to do then building a construction under ground. Humans cant even do that properly, as how many mining collapses have us dumb arsed humans had lately.??????
So the ants ARE smart, and the building that creation was a magnificent peice of building ( Consruction) and i reacon that you and your builder mates cant recreate what the ants built. I would love to see you try to build it.
Bet you cant.
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posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 12:40 AM
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Originally posted by meathed

Originally posted by SavedOne

Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
Great find, thank you.

Now only if we could get a human collective in this day and age to do something just as positive, we might be able to save ourselves.

Ants can do this but we can't ? And we say we're evolved.


The buildings we build are infinitely more complex than ant tunnels (impressive as they are), and as someone who has worked in construction for decades I can assure you it takes much more coordination than digging holes in the ground. I think the vast majority of people in this world take their environment completely for granted, they have absolutely no idea the incredible efforts that go into keeping them warm, dry and comfy.
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Sorry dont agree. I have worked on constrution too. Every thing from concreting to building and i was a roofer for the most of my time. I can tell you that building a box with a roof above ground is the easiest to do then building a construction under ground. Humans cant even do that properly, as how many mining collapses have us dumb arsed humans had lately.??????
So the ants ARE smart, and the building that creation was a magnificent peice of building ( Consruction) and i reacon that you and your builder mates cant recreate what the ants built. I would love to see you try to build it.
Bet you cant.
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Im not sure anyone could build what the ants did underground but humans do build underground bunkers



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 01:39 AM
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I dont see ants going to the moon or having robots in another PLANET. People here are saying that humans should be more like ants,... so you want us to be robotic and mindless, just working 247? Isnt that what you guys are crying over every other thread?

Also , stop crying about the dead ants, less than .0001% of ants died.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 01:52 AM
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Originally posted by splint
I dont see ants going to the moon or having robots in another PLANET. People here are saying that humans should be more like ants,... so you want us to be robotic and mindless, just working 247? Isnt that what you guys are crying over every other thread?

Also , stop crying about the dead ants, less than .0001% of ants died.


I think most are talking about how well they built there underground hive and humans could learn a few lessons from the ants on how they can do this..
I don't care if they cry over the dead ants its not going to bring them back but allot of people have strong feelings about killing our nature so i have to respect that..and thanks for posting





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