Human navigation technology is just catching up to what animals like these can do by instinct.
Eric Cassell argues that these innate skills point to algorithms programmed into the ant’s brain and genome.
These findings challenge Darwinism because species that are clearly unrelated by common ancestry employ common engineering principles.
Charles Darwin conceded that such instincts are “so wonderful” that their origin would strike many as “a difficulty sufficient to overthrow my whole theory.”
Eric Cassell discuss the No Free Lunch theorems of William Macready and David Wolpert, and the problem of blind searches for everything from Rubik’s cube solutions to the formula for WD-40.