Blogger Beat Down #18 – “The Corporation”
I’m trying to figure out the organizational structure of worms. Darwin’s book ‘The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the action of worms with observations of their habits‘, put it like this:
To sum up, as chance does not determine the manner in which objects are drawn into the burrows, and as the existence of specialized instincts for each particular case cannot be admitted, the first and most natural supposition is that worms try all methods until they at last succeed; but many appearances are opposed to such a supposition. One alternative alone is left, namely, that worms, although standing low in the scale of organization, possess some degree of intelligence. This will strike every one as very improbable; but it may be doubted whether we know enough about the nervous system of the lower animals to justify our natural distrust of such a conclusion. With respect to the small size of the cerebral ganglia, we should remember what a mass of inherited knowledge, with some power of adapting means to an end, is crowded into the minute brain of a worker-ant.
So the earthworm like all worms are pretty good when they’re after one thing, and the corporate worms are pretty good when going after money.
Is it wrong or right? Who knows. Even when tempted, I’m not gonna use this format as a soap box, that’s Jon Mark’s job from our other developing ‘wing’ called survival journalism.