If we shrunk to the size of ants would we change in any way?

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  1. stevemark122000 profile image67
    stevemark122000posted 10 years ago

    Or would we be exactly the same as we are now. For example: how high we can jump, how much we can lift in relation to our body weight, how far we can fall without getting hurt?

    1. the2ndflood profile image71
      the2ndfloodposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think I understand what your asking. Our bodies would remain the same, but our abilities would change. Gravity would no longer being acting on a 100 or 200 pound body, it would be acting on something in the Miligram range. We would jump higher, could run faster, and lift more, relative to our size. If you took an ant and made it our size, its strength and speed would change. It would be weaker and slower. It's all about Gravity. The more we have acting against us, the harder it is to do things like jump, run, swim.

      Is that what your asking?

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 10 years ago

    We'd get eaten by ants. 'The Incredible Shrinking Man'.

  3. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Or anteaters. Nature smile

    1. MrMarmalade profile image72
      MrMarmaladeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Those anteaters would frighten me in the middle of the night. Any way they would not bother me they do not eat humans.

    2. dingdong profile image60
      dingdongposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think every functionality will remain the same, just like we have dwarfs now



      Mankind would become Endangered species big_smile

  4. VioletSun profile image78
    VioletSunposted 10 years ago

    I think we would adapt and be like ants,  except we would be smarter, or not. smile

    1. stevemark122000 profile image67
      stevemark122000posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think so too. Have you ever noticed how much ants can carry on their backs relative to their body weight? Or far they can fall relative to their size and not get hurt. I learned in physics years ago that the reason for this is due to their much smaller surface area in relation to the size of the earth. Interesting stuff!

      1. VioletSun profile image78
        VioletSunposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        It is indeed interesting and amazing stuff!

      2. TheCapn profile image53
        TheCapnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Good point, perhaps if we were lucky enough to develop miniature weapons, we could subdue the ants and make them carry stuff. An ambitious enough tiny human might even be able to build himself an ant army, the likes of which has never been seen before.

  5. profile image0
    sandra rinckposted 10 years ago

    If you knew that an ant was the size of a quark, what would you call us?

    1. stevemark122000 profile image67
      stevemark122000posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      . Maybe a proton or an electron.

      1. profile image0
        sandra rinckposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        a quark is smaller than an electron or proton...

        1. stevemark122000 profile image67
          stevemark122000posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          That's true! And an ant is smaller than a person.

          1. thranax profile image51
            thranaxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            ^
            I never heard something so true.

  6. stevemark122000 profile image67
    stevemark122000posted 10 years ago

    If we could jump 40 feet high, how high could a grasshopper jump?

  7. healwell51 profile image74
    healwell51posted 10 years ago

    I think that if we are as human as right now after shrinking also, there would be no difference! Because size does not matter, mind and emotions are matter! Form changing is not important, real transformation is important!

    If it is going back to that category of evolution then we would behave like ants!

    Well, I feel that this kind of guess and thought processes are part of our present situation. At the same time it indicates that we are not happy with this condition and situation!

    Some time fantasies also deals with this kind of processes and we found some kind of satisfaction through that process!

  8. twingwiri profile image50
    twingwiriposted 10 years ago

    Are you guys complet idiots.This is a topic on science.If we did shrink to the size of ants, everything about us would have to change.Our transport systems would have to be altered.You took Gulliver's Travels too seriously!

  9. thranax profile image51
    thranaxposted 10 years ago

    Lol. You just watched "Honey-I shrunk the kids!" didn't you. Yes, a lot of things about us would have to change. Remember we are massive amounts of tissues, with having smaller tissues they will need to be altered, and thats just the starting of the answer...

  10. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 10 years ago

    I liked the sci fi 'Them' 1954 James Arness, about giant ants from nuke testing. Not bad for a B movie.

  11. Pete Michner profile image78
    Pete Michnerposted 10 years ago

    Reminds me of a cartoon when I was a kid called the Littles. But they were about the size of mice. Tails too. smile

  12. profile image0
    listenupposted 10 years ago

    We'd only be smarter.

  13. stevemark122000 profile image67
    stevemark122000posted 10 years ago

    Exactly! If some ants fall from the roof of a house, they hit the ground and run away. If a couple of people fall from the roof they don't get up and walk away.

  14. truestory profile image52
    truestoryposted 10 years ago

    " Well," we wouldn't use as much gas because our cars would be smaller,

      wouldn't cost as much for food because we wouldn't eat much,

      the world wouldn't be as crowded because everyone is smaller,

      you couldn't go outside while it was raining one drop would kill you lol,

      this is simpilar veiw not a science veiw.

  15. profile image0
    sandra rinckposted 10 years ago

    Dude, we would be running for our lives all day long and marching in lines to serve one person...oh wait, we already do that.  :0

  16. truestory profile image52
    truestoryposted 10 years ago

    Haha sandra i did miss that part.

      We no doubt wouldn't be serving our kind

      it would probaly be giant spiderzillas

      unless we all had powerful ray guns

      Well one thing's clear we still be doin:

      sex,drugs and rockinroll. =P    cool

  17. xrated profile image50
    xratedposted 10 years ago

    Getting ourself Shrunked to the size of ants will require great scientific and technological skills. If we are able to reach this feat, we will have something to cheer upon.  Ants are the size of Ants and I wonder what benefits they get. The only advantage that I can thin of is they can get to any place they want and Bite us at places where we don't want them to bite.

  18. profile image0
    Zarm Nefilinposted 10 years ago

    What if we could shrink anteaters down to half the size of ants?

    I bet the ants would like that!

    Revenge of the ants!


    On a more serious note, the ability to shrink or enlarge humans in a way that was technologically feasible would create enormous and highly interesting philosophical debate on what it means to be human.  Just think about it.

  19. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image56
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 9 years ago

    Certainly we will change by our size..! ! !
    We will have a lot of living space in this world... if it too does not shrink like the ants. All our dressing problems, bathing problems, dwelling problems will vanish.. like the ants which vanish in hot summer.

  20. weblog profile image55
    weblogposted 9 years ago

    Honey, I shrunk the humans mad NO, Please...

 
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