Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Ants really are random wanderers
This is not a matter of ant versus human intelligence, because a seemingly blind search can still make sense in both practical and mathematical terms.
"The beauty of a mathematical random walk is that it eventually visits all points in space if you walk long enough — and it always returns to its starting point," said William Baxter, an experimental physicist at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
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