How is Obama's Julia Like Pristomyrmex Punctatus?
October 9, 2013
Before I answer that, a little science. Scientists study all kinds of things. One thing they study is ants, because ants teach a lot about communities. In a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ecologists Shigeto Dobata and Kazuki Tsuji studied the effects of “cheaters” in a colony of Pristomyrmex Punctatus ants. P. Punctati segment their society into two groups by age. Younger ants tend to hang around the house reproducing asexually.
How Government Growth Creates Scrooges
December 27, 2011
Scrooge’s nephew left the office and let in two men in the process. They came to ask for a donation for London’s poor. “At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking up a pen, “it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.