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That's an excellent picture! Bert Hölldobler gave a talk at the NHM London a year or two ago and he was brilliant.

What did you prove Wilson wrong about?

By palaeodave (not verified) on 01 Jun 2010 #permalink

Ah yes, I saw that :)

By palaeodave (not verified) on 01 Jun 2010 #permalink

Must resist... urge... to buy...

Though of course, you can't judge a book by its cover.