deterioration in performance when around-the-clock activity is imposed
on most animals, including humans, detailed study of the plasticity of
the circadian organization in honeybees may provide pointers for ways
for us to have our 24/7 cake and eat it."
I suspected that there was a good capitalistic reason to study the
honey bee. After centuries of struggle to achieve the 40 hr. week,
capital is seeking a way to get us to work 24/7.
"We have been exploiting honeybees for thousands of years by
systematically robbing them of their honey. The least we can do is take
proper care of these wondrous creatures. Instead we are killing them off
in their billions through our befouling of their environment. The
honeybee brain has only a million or so neurons, several orders of
magnitude less than ours. It is a moot point as to whether humans or
honeybees make the best use of their neuronal resource."
Here's hoping the flange-head who is using Sevin to control the
Japanese Beetle reads this. It's obvious that he will be killing
a higher intelligence than his own.
Apologies to flange-heads everywhere but Neanderthal is so overused.
"For the first time in the history of the world, every human being
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