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      02-12-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Question Combat! Who would win?

What: All out war. An intense, deadly, dirty, loud, vicious, horrible war.

Where: Earth

When: Any time you want.

Why: Unimportant.

And most importantly...

Who: Humans and ants. Yes, I do mean the annoying little bugs that crawl around and inhabit most of the planet. As for humans, I'm referring to the human race as a whole.


Now, you may be somewhat confused, or just laughing your ass off at this point... However, I'd like you to think about it for a moment. Who would win in an all out war? The ants or the humans?Some of you may be thinking the ants don't stand a fighting chance, but lets step back and take a look at some things...

Ants
- There is an estimated 1,000,000 (one million) ants per every human*
- Some are able to travel underground by creating tunnels
- Some are able to fly
- Some are able to create rafts out of themselves to cross bodies of water**
- Some are able to inflict excruciating pain with a single bite/sting***
- There are cases of ants actually killing humans****

I could probably go on, but I think this is sufficient for now.

Humans
- Chemical and physical weapons
- Long life span
- More complex thought processes
- Much larger in size than ants

These are just a few obvious things, but I figured I'd throw them in so it didn't look like I was attempting to bias the outcome. So, what do you think would happen? If the ants and humans declared an all out war against each other, how would it end? Why do you feel that way?

On a side note: My first post! I've been visiting these forums ever since I purchased my first BMW a little over a month ago, but never joined until now. Just wanted to say hello!

*www.rusticgirls.com, www.answers.yahoo.com (Not the most reputable sources, but who cares?)
**www.noble.org, www.approvedarticles.com
***www.wikipedia.org, www.insecta-inspecta.com, www.wikipedia.org
**** www.abcnews.com, www.bbc.co.uk
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this is your first post?! nice way to get the ball rolling!
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this is your first post?! nice way to get the ball rolling!
Yep! Figured I'd make it a good one!
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Reminds me of the childrens' argument of superman vs. batman. Sorry, can't relate. Impossible scenario - ants wouldn't fight a war.

That being said, ants will outlast humans on earth.
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haha, well 100 ants fits under 1 of my shoes so we are about 10,000 steps from victory.

We would all just need to wear repellant and/or bee keeper uniforms. This would be an easy war to win. The hardest part would be making sure we got all of them. Heck, we couldn't find a 6' man hiding in a cave...how are we going to find an ant?
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...just use pesticides and when they build immunity use flame thrower.
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omg...I'm busting up laughing at work right now over this post.
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bro i live in Irvine (aka anthill) i've seen how powerful ants can be. i've stayed loong nights without food coz they took it. i voted ants for sure
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wait a second... u live in OC, u know what im talking about.
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Reminds me of the childrens' argument of superman vs. batman. Sorry, can't relate. Impossible scenario - ants wouldn't fight a war.

That being said, ants will outlast humans on earth.
It's obviously a hypothetical question. Ants are generally very territorial, and will defend their land vigorously. If they somehow decided that all land was theirs, it's very possible.

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haha, well 100 ants fits under 1 of my shoes so we are about 10,000 steps from victory.

We would all just need to wear repellant and/or bee keeper uniforms. This would be an easy war to win. The hardest part would be making sure we got all of them. Heck, we couldn't find a 6' man hiding in a cave...how are we going to find an ant?
And the ants that build an immunity to the repellents?

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...just use pesticides and when they build immunity use flame thrower.
And the ants that create tunnels underground, or the ones that fly?

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omg...I'm busting up laughing at work right now over this post.
Good! It's not really meant to be completely serious. But it's an interesting thought experiment.
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bro i live in Irvine (aka anthill) i've seen how powerful ants can be. i've stayed loong nights without food coz they took it. i voted ants for sure
You're telling me. They can be very persistent!

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and the ants that burrow and fly... insecticides can still kill them... they dont eat and fly at the same time buddy.
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all you need is go to UCI and hire some of those anteaters to do the job
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and the ants that burrow and fly... insecticides can still kill them... they dont eat and fly at the same time buddy.
Back to immunity argument. Most ants have a life span of 45-60 days, I believe. It wouldn't be hard for them to go through several generations during the course of this "war".

Also, what about the smaller, less affluent countries? Granted, we are all working together, but wouldn't many countries be under-protected? Wouldn't those countries fall quite quickly? Wouldn't those countries create safe-havens for the ants?

Ants are easy to kill, but as a group they are relentless.
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Anyone ever see that MacGyver episode about the killer ants in south america I think?

I give it to the ants. Numbers are too great and they're stealthy. Plus remember that our numbers count babies/children. Unless everyone was put into a completely sealed room and nuked the planet, we're not winning.
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Anyone ever see that MacGyver episode about the killer ants in south america I think?

I give it to the ants. Numbers are too great and they're stealthy. Plus remember that our numbers count babies/children. Unless everyone was put into a completely sealed room and nuked the planet, we're not winning.
I like the way you think. It's really not as simple of a question as people think at first glance.
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