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Serious question. I've read recently that the dynamics of the ant population, ie how many different types of ants should be produced, is actually determined by worker ants in a colony.
This implies that the queen is actually a mean of reproduction controlled by the worker ants, through feeding patterns, pheromones or whatever other mechanisms. Is there a detailed research on this?


>what no sex does to a niqqa


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believe it or not, kropotkin wrote some pages about ants in more than one place. he had a funny phrase where he says something like
>how many revolutions must have ants fought to reach this stage of development?
unfortunately I don't remember the name of the book, but here is a more scientific study that is exactly what you are asking for


>It seems that, despite the use of ants in Proverbs (“Look to the ants, thou sluggard . . . ”) and elsewhere as role models for the work ethic, a lot of ants are just hanging around


>Anarchists are bugmen, confirmed

Bug-like existence is already part of monopoly capitalism (see quote). Some leftoids just want to take this too its highest form in some ghey totalist hive community called communism. Totally antithetical and opposite to vitalistic socialism.

From The Glass Menagerie

>The Wingfield apartment is in the rear of the building, one of those vast hive-like conglomerations of cellular living-units that flower as warty growths in overcrowded urban centres of lower-middle-class population and are symptomatic of the impulse of this largest and fundamentally enslaved section of American society to avoid fluidity and differentiation and to exist and function as one interfused mass of automatism.


I always thought hive insects were natures way of producing complex behavior without the expense of massive brains.

Bugs generally suck at breathing, so for them to be more than just tiny critters they need a planet that has an atmosphere with a higher oxygen content. A planet with 35% oxygen might evolve an ant-like species that's much bigger and able to use technology while still using hardly any brain-power.

Comparing socialism to hive-insect species has always confused me. Most often these comparisons are made with Ants, Bees and Termites. Usually there is some ideological difference that causes a preference for one or the other.

I always feel hesitant to make these comparisons because humans have universal labor while hive insects do not, for that reason those analogies have to break down beyond a certain point, and the explanatory power is limited.


this also op should read How the World Works. Cockshott talks about this type of thing in the into with bees and termites. maybe someone has the pdf


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>How the World Works
>maybe someone has the pdf
here you go


Is this book really much different than anything written by Dave Harvey or Wolff? Just read a summary and it sounds exactly the same as any other circa 2000 Leftoid Marxoid book you'd find at the Goodwill.


I doubt that you can draw conclusions based on comparing book summaries.
I would say that :
Cockshott is the king of brevity, he writes extremely to the point, and manages to pack in a lot more knowledge in a lot fewer pages. On the philosophical scale I would consider Cockshott to be a harder materialist than Harvey or Wolff.

I can't really give you a comparative literature analysis because for that you really have to purposefully read authors side by side and note the points of difference and agreement.

If your intention is to socially discredit Cockshott's book without actually engaging with the contents, then kindly fuck off, i think this is a worthwhile read.


No, I'm actually fairly interested in reading it since it gets shilled so hard here. But I'd have to pay to get it imported where I live. Someone should post screenshots of the best passages, since the chance of me reading a book on my phone is practically 0.


the only cockshott book worth buying is "towards a new socialism", and it would depend on the price. cockshott gets shilled because he has a computer science / programming background and some crazy ideas, people read him for the entertainment or intellectual value, rather than practical insight. I like his books, but they are like sci-fi novels

if you want a serious materialist analysis of your surroundings, find marxist authors specialized in your region

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