Wednesday, January 27, 2010
An ant colony and the loss of its Queen
This New Yorker piece, by renowned scientist E.O. Wilson, is absolutely captivating. Especially when we consider that it basically tells the story of a colony of ants, faced with demise after its Queen has died and another colony has come to attack it. But the writing is so eloquent and paints this picture with such clarity and purpose, it comes across as the tale of a town confronting its own dark future. Well done. See it at http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2010/01/25/100125fi_fiction_wilson.