Mad Science Indeed

December 24, 2008

Jeff forwarded me an article from Mad Science that claims that bees on cocaine are “more altruistic” than their straight edge counterparts. The evidence: bees riding the rails perform the waggle dance (which shows the other bees where the honey source is) more often than sober bees.

Ummm…so bees on coke dance more than straight bees? And that’s altruism? I guess ecstasy promotes more aggression because it makes people wrap their arms around other people.

Mad science indeed.

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