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 Post subject: Re: Please tell me that we've reached "Peak Stupid"
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:06 pm 
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We must pass laws to require nature to be pc.


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 Post subject: Re: Please tell me that we've reached "Peak Stupid"
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:28 pm 
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What has Billy the Bee (and, presumably, his exploding penis) have to do with female worker ants?

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 Post subject: Re: Please tell me that we've reached "Peak Stupid"
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:23 pm 
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Vitugglan wrote:
What has Billy the Bee (and, presumably, his exploding penis) have to do with female worker ants?


You have to ask?

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 Post subject: Re: Please tell me that we've reached "Peak Stupid"
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Who was it that claimed that colony collapse disorder occurred when all of the female bees were given cell phones?


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 Post subject: Re: Please tell me that we've reached "Peak Stupid"
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I finally saw and recognized my first pepsis wasps today. I'm sure a young wasp larva saving the major organs of the tarantula host for last (to keep it alive longer) would make an excellent subject for children's literature.


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 Post subject: Re: Please tell me that we've reached "Peak Stupid"
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barisax wrote:
I finally saw and recognized my first pepsis wasps today. I'm sure a young wasp larva saving the major organs of the tarantula host for last (to keep it alive longer) would make an excellent subject for children's literature.


Well, it would teach the importance of being able to delay gratification.


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 Post subject: Re: Please tell me that we've reached "Peak Stupid"
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You have to ask?

Yes. Around these types of circles, anyway, it can just be that mental leap from one type of colony insect to another, or it can be some insidious plot to: a) promote inter-speices awareness, b) imply that males will seek out females of any sort to harass and intimidate (the exploding penis really creep-shows here,) c) someone misspoke due to that mental leap going on inside their own heads but not in anyone else's, d) a combination of the above, or e) something I haven't even begun to contemplate, but I'm sure it's creeping and insidious and meant to imply that males are better left outside the village pale.

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 Post subject: Re: Please tell me that we've reached "Peak Stupid"
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In a lot of organisms - possibly most - males really are insignificant except as a source of genetic variation. A few (bdelloid rotifers, for example) have developed strategies to get along without that).


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 Post subject: Re: Please tell me that we've reached "Peak Stupid"
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setnahkt wrote:
In a lot of organisms - possibly most - males really are insignificant except as a source of genetic variation. A few (bdelloid rotifers, for example) have developed strategies to get along without that).


Don't be giving away ideas like that.

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 Post subject: Re: Please tell me that we've reached "Peak Stupid"
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Sorry, but I suspect that we are rapidly approaching peak smart. Advances in food production and distribution coupled with advances in medicine are increasing the average intelligence of the human species while advances in sociology, political science and medicine are decreasing the average intelligence of the human species. There is a limit to how much good nutrition and medicine can improve intelligence. There is probably no limit the other way.

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