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Worker Bees Inspired by Atlas Shrugged?

April 14, 2007 by

While I have not been able to slog through Ayn Rand’s “magnum opus,” perhaps adult worker bees have as scientists try to explain the massive disappearance of honey bee colonies in the United States and Europe.

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been discovered in 27 American states, Croatia, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Poland, Italy and Germany.

CCD is diagnosed when adult worker bees uncharacteristically abandon the hive, the queen and the young and disappear without a trace.

{ 7 comments }

Patrick April 15, 2007 at 7:32 pm

The revolution does not need to be televised:

http://pittershawnpalmer.com/consciousness/

Patrick April 16, 2007 at 8:12 am

http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/wildlife/article2449968.ece

They are putting forward the theory that radiation given off by mobile phones and other hi-tech gadgets is a possible answer to one of the more bizarre mysteries ever to happen in the natural world – the abrupt disappearance of the bees that pollinate crops. Late last week, some bee-keepers claimed that the phenomenon – which started in the US, then spread to continental Europe – was beginning to hit Britain as well.

I dont know if I believe this, but anything is possible.

Brad April 16, 2007 at 11:15 am

What’s to slog through with Atlas Shrugged? The 100 pages of fairly decent rhetoric sandwiched between grade D soap opera material?

I got through it (somehow) but haven’t been able to even try the Foutainhead. It’s too bad because, while not an Objectivist by any means, at least it is within the ballpark. But her style was just so insipid when she wasn’t making a vital point.

As for the bees, who knows, but I’m sure it will be traced to man and legislation will be needed.

nick gray April 16, 2007 at 9:25 pm

Obviously, to make them beehave, Congress will need to offer massive subsidies, sick leave entitlements, and fast-food outlets of their choice (The poor things have been droning on, on a totally inadequate diet of just honey for millennia! Where are the vegies?) And instead of working until they drop, they need a mandated working day of eight hours, max, and a good pension plan. I hope that Congress can set a good example for the rest of the world!

Mark Humphrey April 17, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Justin and Brad ought to get together to host a Hate Rand Symposium. They could restrict attendance to those A) who haven’t read her; B)couldn’t understand what she wrote; or C)think what she wrote was “Grade D Soap Opera material”.

Symposium attendees, drawn from the brightest ranks of True Rothbardian Believers, could hold panel discussions about why Grade D Soap Opera Material continues to remain in print after 50 years, after having sold several million copies to people too stupid to grasp the utter inanity and sheer banality of Atlas Shrugged.

Lincoln April 21, 2007 at 4:55 am

I pay attention to things (sometimes TOO much attention – hard to sort out meaningful change) but I saw my first bee of the season yesterday. It seemed strangely small and lightly colored (almost colorless). Now, I live in the city (Pittsburgh PA) but in an area surrounded by two large parks. I don’t recall seeing a bee that looked like the one I saw Friday.

George April 23, 2007 at 10:40 am

They Poisoned the corn crop to kill off the bees…in the seed itself…..

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