Educating the public to believe that humans are not subject to the same forces and influences that shape the behavior of the rest of the world's life-forms is just as dangerous, ... I also think it is clear that the problem should be addressed on both ends.
It is ridiculous to me to say that a worker ant does not have the goal of gathering food.... I think it does a disservice to genuine understanding of the natural world to conceive of less mentally complex species as being nothing but mechanistic automatons with neither goals nor a strategy for achieving them.
It returned home to spawn because returning home at this time of the year in combination with all these other factors promotes survival. The fact that it promotes survival, that the behavior exists precisely because it does so....
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