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#1 hazelm

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 06:03 AM

Sometimes I wonder about the professors who dream up and hand out these assignments.  How do they decide who gets each assignment?   Imagine chasing spiders through the muddy tracks of a hurricane.  Interesting light reading, anyway.

 

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:50 AM

Sometimes I wonder about the professors who dream up and hand out these assignments.  How do they decide who gets each assignment?   Imagine chasing spiders through the muddy tracks of a hurricane.  Interesting light reading, anyway.

 

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It seems spiders are just like all other species in that respect "Aggressive colonies, for example, are better at acquiring resources when scarce but are also more prone to infighting when deprived of food for long periods of time or when colonies become overheated." What natural resources are scarce ? What aggresive countries are destabilising countries with natural resources? If the resources run out in aggressive colonies, would we see infighting/civil war

 

Do spider colonies go to war with other spider colonies, to seize another colonies territory and supply of resources. For spiders that would be normally be insects except for the bird eating spider, which likes the odd bird.   

 

Do spider human colonies go to war with other spider  human colonies, to seize another colonies territory and supply of resources. For spiders humans that would be normally be more complicated resources than a spiders.   


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:04 AM

It seems spiders are just like all other species in that respect "Aggressive colonies, for example, are better at acquiring resources when scarce but are also more prone to infighting when deprived of food for long periods of time or when colonies become overheated." What natural resources are scarce ? What aggresive countries are destabilising countries with natural resources? If the resources run out in aggressive colonies, would we see infighting/civil war

 

Do spider colonies go to war with other spider colonies, to seize another colonies territory and supply of resources. For spiders that would be normally be insects except for the bird eating spider, which likes the odd bird.   

 

Do spider human colonies go to war with other spider  human colonies, to seize another colonies territory and supply of resources. For spiders humans that would be normally be more complicated resources than a spiders.   

I was waiting for that last line.  :-)  Have you ever heard the monkey poem about humans being descended from apes?   Anyway, back to the research project,  what you are saying is that they could have stayed home in Canada and written their report?  <g>



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:36 AM

I was waiting for that last line.  :-)  Have you ever heard the monkey poem about humans being descended from apes?   Anyway, back to the research project,  what you are saying is that they could have stayed home in Canada and written their report?  <g>

 

I wasn't referencing any part of America in particular, although if you look at the history of the Americas, Europe you could get lost in all the detail. I just think when trying to understand how humans behave the way they do, we can learn a lot from watching how simpler creatures behave towards each other, and then apply what has been learnt to human interactions. All currently existing species evolved and survived not unlike humans, why wouldn't what helped us to evolve and survive apply to insects as well. 



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:11 AM

I wasn't referencing any part of America in particular, although if you look at the history of the Americas, Europe you could get lost in all the detail. I just think when trying to understand how humans behave the way they do, we can learn a lot from watching how simpler creatures behave towards each other, and then apply what has been learnt to human interactions. All currently existing species evolved and survived not unlike humans, why wouldn't what helped us to evolve and survive apply to insects as well. 

You were being nice and I was being facetious.  Typical of me but I so "appreciate" the foibles of us humans at the top of the chain.