Did no one actually read the abstract of the article I sent?
There were only 4 locations and the bees did not even use the optimum paths
all the time.
On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 8:25 PM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net>wrote:
> On 9/20/2012 12:09 PM, meekerdb wrote:
> On 9/20/2012 12:22 AM, Stephen P. King wrote:
> Any one up to explaining this:
> What's to explain? The bees found the shortest route. Do you suffer from
> the misconception that NP-hard = insoluble? NP is just a description of
> how a computation scales. For the number of places bees visit it may be
> very easy to solve, even though the number of steps grows faster than
> polynomially with the number of places to visit.
> Gee Brent,
> Leave it to you to miss the obvious. How did the computation occur for
> the bees? What the researches showed is that bees can figure out the
> solution and navigate it as they go from flower to flower. How does this
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