Is lesser better?

Prompt ~

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright = Douglas M. MacIlroy

Copyright-Douglas M. MacIlroy
Words  ~100


Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


Human brain has strangely shrunk by 150 cc in last 30,000 years.

A hypothesis state’s that – cumulative-intelligence needs smaller brains and promotes harmoniously intelligent societies with lesser individual needs. Social insects are a wonderful model for studying the evolution of complex organisms. It is some of these insects that humans have failed to domesticate or exploit in all history.

How can ants have such complex societies with so little brain-matter? Does cumulative intelligence influence psychological evolution? How is social-structure related to brain size and its chemical functioning?

The neurochemist contemplated, as the technician decapitated another worker-ant.

words <100

16 thoughts on “Is lesser better?

  1. Interesting question about the ants.Those wee guys do have it going on for their size. Mankind could probably excel if we mimicked the little fellows in certain aspects.

  2. The thinker and his henchman – makes me think about other more appealing animals who have been used for scientific research over the years. I don’t like to think about such things. Your story works well.

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