Title

The Similarity and Difference between Ant and Human Ultrasocieties: From the Viewpoint of Scaling Laws

Abstract

Complementary to Gowdy & Krall's comparison between ants and humans, I use economy scaling laws to discuss the similarity and difference between them quantitatively. I hypothesize that individual variations in society result in higher energetic efficiency in larger groups, and that the difference in the sustainability between these species originates from the driving forces of growth with different scaling powers.

Department(s)

Biological Sciences

Comments

In response to "The economic origins of ultrasociality", https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X1500059X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0140-525X; 1469-1825

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Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Cambridge University Press, All rights reserved.

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