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Termites

termite

Origin: F. See Termes.

(Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of pseudoneoropterous insects belonging to termes and allied genera; called also white ant.

They are very abundant in tropical countries, and are noted for their destructive habits, their large nests, their remarkable social instincts, and their division of labour among the polymorphic individuals of several kinds. Besides the males and females, each nest has ordinary workers, and large-headed individuals called soldiers.


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... to reply to both poster and commenter here. Firstly, how do you define abstract thought? And is it a purely human adaptation? After all bees and termites make pretty sophisticated mathematically perfect constructions. secondly, I don't think it is true that adaptations don't have to be useful, ...

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Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:03 am
 
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Theories - Origin of Life

... ants), which became public, according to various sources, from some point between 50 and 100 million years ago (an ancestor - a giant wasp) and - Termites, which have left their public relic from a certain point in time from 120 to 200 million years ago (an ancestor - a giant cockroach). Can claim ...

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... questions from the perspective of macro-devolution ! You know, as different from each other different "experts" in the termite hill? And termites - it's obviously - a relic of the paleo-civilization. Cells in multi-cellular organism - and it's so clear. Too - an obvious relic paleo-civilization! ...

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Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:54 am
 
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