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posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by billybobh3

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



I agree whole-heartedly.

I hope not also but hey this is just an ant hill ..and i heard there maybe aliens liveing under the earth already
but this isnt about aliens just ants

Let's just hope that there isn't an alien race or civilization out there that has the ability to somehow make a cast of an entire human metropolis, just to see what makes it tick, and then decides to do so for their own 'advancement'.




posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Sura XXVII — The Ant

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Till they reached the Valley of Ants. Said AN ANT, "O ye ants, enter your dwellings, lest Solomon and his army crush you and know it not."

Then smiled Solomon, laughing at her words, and he said, "Stir me up, O Lord, to be thankful for thy favour which thou hast shewed upon me and upon my parents, and to do righteousness that shall be well pleasing to thee, and bring me in, by thy mercy, among thy servants the righteous."
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Ok if you say so
thanks for the reply



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by pandapowerjamie
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Wow... that is amazing, the only way we could express outselves was to fill it up with cement!
Why not just use a #in' sonar gun?

Jamie.


They wanted to dig it so cement was the way to go i guess that also made it very stable..thanks for the reply



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by mugger
A very neat video, the complexity is amazing.
I t would be interesting to know how long it takes the ants to build that structure?


I dont know probley years but who knows with at many ants working around the clock and they can move twice there weight..thanks for your reply



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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Originally posted by neformore
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Fascinating yes...

But given what was uncovered, and the complexity of it, and the size of it - did we witness a genocide as they were pouring the cement into the structure?

Complex structures require complex intelligence.


No genocide the queen moved on or died all there was left was a few stray ants the rest had already moved on looking for another queen so no harm was done
thanks for posting neformore



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by ltinycdancerg
reply to post by sugarcookie1
 

HOLY MOLY FRIJOLE!!!
That is truly amazing...
and also kinda gross because I can't help but imagine the gazillions of ants inhabiting that beastly fort...gives me that creepy crawly-heebie jeebie feeling EEK!


I found it a bit creepy also but the ants had moved on but to think that thing did hold zillions of ants at one time is a creepy that area must have been crawling (shiver) thanks for posting



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by iLoGiCViZiOnS
I love Ants and this is an amazing new find! I definetly feel we should study our world and the other inhabitants in it more then we do to unlock some of the possiblities we may not have thought of yet within ourselves! Great Find OP!


Thank you iLoGiCViZiOnS
I thought it was amazing also and a bit creepy but maybe we can learn something about how they lived in these underground bases..



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by RicoMarston
reply to post by sugarcookie1
 


astonishing.
is there some sort of site protection to preserve this as a natural world wonder? like the world heritage sites for humans?


Im sure that they preserved this ant hill to me its like one of the wonders of the world..thanks for your reply



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:03 AM
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Sugarcookie...what a great and amazing video! Thanks for sharing..it was totally awesome to see. Sorry you have to keep repeating yourself to the posters that aren't reading the full thread (re: the killing of the ants). I am deathly afraid of bugs...and ants always seem to want to crawl up my legs *shiver*..but I can totally appreciate how intelligent and hardworking they are - from the safety of behind my laptop screen


Michelle



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by Hellhound604
www.youtube.com...

if you found the previous clip interesting, and are an insect lover, here is a full documentary on ants


thank you for the video it was already linked on here earlyer but thanks again for posting it



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:05 AM
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Originally posted by Survivalism
Awesome!

Thank you for sharing.


Thank you for posting im glad you enjoyed the video



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:07 AM
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Originally posted by Viking9019
I am in awe.....ants,as annoying as they may be,are amazing and never fail to amaze me with their behaviour.



I never thought much about ants except they tear up my grass in the summer now i have a new respect for them after watching the video..thanks for your post



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by OptimisticPessimist
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Please tell me that was an abandoned anthill...?
If not, then:

Did they have to kill millions (or more?) of ants just to be able to visualise what we already knew (the only new piece of information for this layman was that they had seperate areas for refuse)?? I'm no scientist but even I already knew that ants routinely build societies as complex as this; that they employ systems of agriculture and that they are highly skilled in organisation.
Besides, don't we now have technology that can image into the earth, so negating the need for such primitive and destructive practices?
I can only assume such new technology comes with a very high price tag.

Will this mass slaughter/knowledge of a whole ancient colony of successful entities cause humans to stop harming other, commonly perceived lesser, forms of life? Or prevent a person stepping on the next ant they see, now they have been 'enlightened' towards the fact that humans are not the sole owners of advanced, structured societies, ergo deserving of some level of 'respect'?
I truly, sadly, doubt it.
So what was the point, really?

I have to contemplate the idea that, to a possible higher race of being than ourselves, perhaps we are as ants.
Do we deserve anything better than for them to kill so many of us in similar fashion, simply as a means of 'examining' our systems and methods for themselves?
Would we have a right to complain if such a thing were ever to occur, or be found to have?

Some, perhaps rightly, would consider it "Just deserts" for a race of beings so self absorbed as to consider themselves aloof from all other life via nothing more than their misguided perceptions of the experience that is our relative existence.



By no fault of the original poster (Sugarcookie1), all I see is the mass slaughter of a whole society of living, relatively supremely advanced and intelligent creatures, to sate nothing more than the curiosity of a few human animals who clearly have absolutely no fundamental understanding [of right and wrong], when it comes to the abuse of living entities for desire alone.

Or did they perhaps evict and relocate that whole society before filling their streets, homes and workplaces with death-dealing cement that would surely doom that whole structured, advanced society to a horrendous death?

Ah, but they're just ants...



reply to post by starwisdom
 



This, unfortunately, simply illustrates what males do for their own entertainment


I'm male.
It's humans collectively that are to blame, not just men, thankyouverymuch!

edit on 24-4-2011 by OptimisticPessimist because: (no reason given)


This was an abandoned anthill all that was left was a few stray ants ..thanks for your reply



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:13 AM
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Originally posted by starwisdom
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Exactly. The stupid bi-pedal apes go in and kill an intelligent organism because they want to play little boy archeologists. Thanks for the extinction, you fools. This, unfortunately, simply illustrates what males do for their own entertainment (and then call it science). It points out why they are very much unfit for leadership - we need those who demonstrate empathic connections to the earth and all living things as our examples - not this mindless idiocy. My jaw just dropped at the appalling murder they committed. Sick minds do sick things.

Hope they get 10 tons of cement forced into their homes by some higher organism who wants to excavate their dwelling.


This anthill was empty!! maybe a few stray ants were left the queen ant had died or moved on and so did the ants to find a new queen they didnt appalling murder ..thanks for the reply



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by Pressthebutton
I also don't agree with the killing of all those ants for simple curiousety, but still a very interesting post!


No ants were harmed maybe a few stray ants the queen died or moved on and so did the worker ants to find a new queen the hive was empty



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:20 AM
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Seen this on TV a while back, cool doc. Makes me think of underground bases and all the alleged networking , tunnels that are suppose to span our globe. Much like ants and bees our society operates much like a hive collective. A queen "leadership" and the rest as drones and workers. The PTB must take notes from creatures great and small. But unlike ants our social construct is much more chaotic and disorganized. One could say ants may be closer to perfection is such a way.



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by Michelle129th
Sugarcookie...what a great and amazing video! Thanks for sharing..it was totally awesome to see. Sorry you have to keep repeating yourself to the posters that aren't reading the full thread (re: the killing of the ants). I am deathly afraid of bugs...and ants always seem to want to crawl up my legs *shiver*..but I can totally appreciate how intelligent and hardworking they are - from the safety of behind my laptop screen


Michelle


Thanks for the reply Michelle129th..I know ive typed no ants were kill a dozen times maybe a few that didnt move out yet but not many! yeah ants arent my fav they make me shiver also and they sting..but yes i had to appreciate how intelligent and hardworking they are i would have seen that up close but im a bit scared of bugs..



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:25 AM
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Ants are truly hard organised workers even though they dont have nothing better to do still awesome.



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:26 AM
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I dislike ants as well, would it not have been easier and less time consuming (maybe cheaper) to x-ray the ground since its only 8 meters deep and get an accurate 3D view of of the structure...?



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by Unknown Soldier
Seen this on TV a while back, cool doc. Makes me think of underground bases and all the alleged networking , tunnels that are suppose to span our globe. Much like ants and bees our society operates much like a hive collective. A queen "leadership" and the rest as drones and workers. The PTB must take notes from creatures great and small. But unlike ants our social construct is much more chaotic and disorganized. One could say ants may be closer to perfection is such a way.


Looking at that hive id say they are very they are very smart with great leadership i agree we are very chaotic and disorganized maybe we caan learn something from them
thanks for your reply!





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