“I don’t think that the ants are assessing the
size of the colony, but I think that the
colony size affects what an ant
experiences, which is different.
I don’t think the ant is keeping track of how
big the whole colony is, but I think that an
ant in a big colony has a different
experience from an ant in a small colony.”
Deborah Gordon in
, by Stephen Johnson, Simon & Schuster, 2001, p. 76.