I remember reading antlions when I was a kid. Very interesting bugs…I thought I’d share this excellent blog. Cheers, EC
If there existed a technology that would allow us to shrink all people on Earth to the size of insects (just like in the movie “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”), two things would almost certainly happen over the next few years. First, nearly all our environmental problems would be solved because the use of natural resources is correlated with body size not in a linear, but a logarithmic fashion. This means that the pollution that we produce, resources that we use, and the land area that we need to live would decrease by many orders of magnitude. Second, a huge proportion of our population would quickly fall prey to things that we often do not realize exist, and a lot of the carnage would happen in places inhabited by antlions.
Imagine walking on a beach, minding your own business, and enjoying the sunshine. Suddenly, the ground below your feet shifts…
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