Sunday, December 7, 2008

Some Great Lines from Edward O. Wilson

From NPR's Science Friday a talk on ant societies and superorganisms by Edward O. Wilson and Bert Hölldobler.

E.O Wilson on the dominant role of females in ant societies:

I am a feminist too, but ant societies are liberalism run amok

On the success of the socialist model in ants:

Marx was right about socialism. He just applied it to the wrong species


Bert Hölldobler on within group and outgroup recognition:

Maybe we need to maintain some level of xenophobia otherwise we won't enjoy a football match.

What a fascinating talk! Do Listen.

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