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Science And Langston's Ant

I can see what you're saying about humanity's relationship with science. However, I don't see Langston's Ant as a good example of that relationship.

It's not like there's some kind of meaning hidden deep within the Langston's Ant code that we simply can't understand at this time. By making that assertion, you cross the line from scientific inquiry to, say, "Gattaca"- or "Pi"-style pseudoscience.

Langston's Ant is much more a demonstration of degrees of complexity and computation than an example of our limited understanding of the world around us.

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