[ExI] ants again
hkhenson at rogers.com
Mon Jun 30 05:17:59 UTC 2008
At 08:52 PM 6/29/2008, spike wrote:
>Our peak oil discussion reminds me of the plight of the ants trapped
>in the fruit trees. The ants could theoretically survive if they
>made a sudden radical change in their collective behavior in
>response to the change in conditions. But they can't do it. They are screwed.
The Greenland Norse failure to survive doesn't seem to be due to a
failure to go after sea life after all.
so why they died out is even more of a mystery.
The Easter Island folks were a clear case of the population expanding
beyond the capacity of the ecosystem to feed them.
Their society dissolved in war. A taunt of that day come down to us
dimly as "the flesh of your mother sticks between my teeth."
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