A review of the new Smithsonian ant exhibit

at the Washington Post:

This is the multi-generational public exhibition mentality at work: Every show should have something that makes each member of the family say wow. Ants fight, ants work, ants make things. Ants are just like us: “Text messaging is out, but they have other ways to communicate . . . ” Which would be pheromones, or chemical signals, something Aristotle never could have detected when he distinguished merely social animals from the social animal par excellence, man, who can speak.

Details on the exhibit here.

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