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Season 2010 Episode 1006

Civilization on Six Legs: Societies of Ants and Honeybees

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Civilization on Six Legs: Societies of Ants and Honeybees
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Can human beings really improve our group decision making by imitating the democracy of honeybees? Are ants truly considered the highest form of insect evolution? Join Litquake and the California Academy of Sciences as they present two leading experts for a fascinating and thrilling discussion of our planet's smallest and most complex social organizations.Moffett provides fascinating details on how ants live and how they dominate their ecosystems through strikingly human behaviors, while animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals that bees have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making.moreless
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