Darwin missed something


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Article reads: But evolution is blind to what’s going to happen in times to come. If a chance mutation is naturally selected and an organism’s body or behaviour alters in such a way that it can adapt better to its environment, then it becomes fitter in the struggle for life and survives. If not, it dies. There’s no planning involved. Yet, here are these Borneo ants that seem to be having what looks suspiciously like an expansionist design and working to that end – a uniquely human trait, as when we come up with Japanese suicide dive bombers and terrorists who blow themselves up for similar reasons. Maybe the time has come when basic evolution needs to be reworked in terms of how an emergent group mind works among social animals. Something Darwin missed.

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