Ants and TCP

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: “When people talk about solving complex differential equations as part of the process of catching a tennis ball, they’re joking.”

The argument the Brian uses in Scientists Discover the ‘Anternet’ is one usually applied when quantum mechanics turns up in the realm of biology. Both Brian Thomas and Frank Sherwin have tried to claim that when an organism utilises something ‘quantum’ then it must have been designed by a Being who knows all about how that notoriously difficult to understand subject works. In this case, however, instead of quantum physics we have the simpler system of harvester ants using a similar algorithm to TCP. Continue reading