Mindless Collectives Better at Rational Decision-Making Than Brainy Individuals

Focus on a single ant surrounded by a group of ants
Scientific American
In terms of evolutionary biology, animals strive to maximize their fitness. Still, actions that seem counterproductive and irrational occur not only in human societies but also all over the animal kingdom. A study to see if ant colonies made irrational decisions was conclusive and UArizona professor Dr. Anna Dornhaus gives insight into the findings.