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Forum: The Lounge 06-07-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwb
I dunno who that is but if you could get him to...

I dunno who that is but if you could get him to comment that's be cool. I appreciate your input anyway.

What you suggested about them not being able to recognize non kin sounds essentially like...
Forum: The Lounge 06-07-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwb
alright so basically if I understand you...

alright so basically if I understand you correctly you're saying kin selection doesn't explain super colonies yet you also acknowledge that super colonies exist. So apparently there is for the time...
Forum: The Lounge 06-05-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwb
it seems like the concept of a superorganism is...

it seems like the concept of a superorganism is not necessarily the same as a super colony. Not sure if I'm misunderstanding you but it sounds like you are conflating the two. A colony can be a...
Forum: The Lounge 06-04-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwb
Also you asked am I in Wilson's camp... Not at...

Also you asked am I in Wilson's camp... Not at all I'm only vaguely familiar with him tbh. I don't take any hard stances one way or the other but the way he articulates the superorganism seems to...
Forum: The Lounge 06-04-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwb
Yes, this actually is part of the logic behind...

Yes, this actually is part of the logic behind Wilson's suggestion that some types of colonies could qualify as superorganisms.

There was a documentary I saw years ago by national geographic...
Forum: The Lounge 05-31-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwb
I don't have time to respond to or even to...

I don't have time to respond to or even to properly ingest everything you've said thus far as I'm working on very limited time and energy, though I will definitely return to say more I would just...
Forum: The Lounge 05-30-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwb
they're almost starting to feel like punishment.

they're almost starting to feel like punishment.
Forum: The Lounge 05-30-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwb
I think some of the confusion comes from the...

I think some of the confusion comes from the language being used. To describe 'genes' as selfish is very different than to describe a person as selfish. Yet the later is the way we understand that...
Forum: The Lounge 05-30-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwb
Are these really the best puns musicbANTer can...

Are these really the best puns musicbANTer can come up with?
Forum: The Lounge 05-30-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwb
lol I tried to isolate parts of that video I...

lol

I tried to isolate parts of that video I found interesting but the YouTube clipping sites I was using weren't working and I gave up rather quickly. I've had very little free time lately. I...
Forum: The Lounge 05-30-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwb
ants

/bees/eusocial insect colonies

I made this thread to avoid derailing the other one since obviously it is a rather niche topic that many people might not find interest in. I appreciate the...
Forum: The Lounge 05-28-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwb
ants

you're a biologist that works with insects right?

I was watching this video on ants and most of it was normal **** I already heard but towards like 18 minutes in she says the way ant colonies...
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