on the shoulders of giants eo wilson talk

EO Wilson Evolutionary Biologist: On the Shoulders of Giants Address

I have ants on my balcony, differnt types of ants. They’re mesmerising. My interest was piqued how did they even get there? That led me down the garden path 🙂 to find #EO Wilson. I’ve written about him before on the blog, if you’d like to read the posts, links are below the […]

pastel drawing of ant, urban ant

ANTS – Hymenopteara: Formicidae

In the quest for lessons from nature and particularly ants, some of their notable characteristics include the following:

* They display tremendous strength and determination. It is estimated that on the average they are able to carry 5x their own body weight.

* They help one another and display altruistic qualities. They work for the good of one another and they will even sacrifice their lives for the greater good of their community.

* They will not take from the mouth of others, yet they will give to others.

EO Wilson, Ed Wilson, Ant Expert, Photo by Sage Ross, Biologist extraordinar

The Ant Man – E.O. Wilson

I don’t think that he would be offended by my comparison of him to an ant. So how the heck can I say he is like an ant? Well, ants have 2 jaws – 1 to eat with and the other to carry food back to the nest. Like his beloved research subjects, EO Wilson provided nourishment to himself through his work and he too carried back food for thought to the biggest known nest of humans who occupy this place that we call earth.

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