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"Superintelligence" link is broken.

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Thanks, should be working now.

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Comment author: Wes_W 06 February 2015 05:53:37AM 1 point [-]

Critically, the areas in which ant maps are limited are the areas in which natural selection doesn't kill them for it. Colonies that think food is in places where food isn't starve to death.

Comment author: Torello 06 February 2015 11:55:55PM 2 points [-]

Yes, you've hit on the main point. Survival (and later on, reproductive value) is what matters. The fact that the maps help them survive is what matters. The existence of the map or its accuracy matters only matters in so far as it contributes to reproductive success.

Natural selection doesn't "reward" them for having an accurate map, only a map that helps they live and reproduce.

Comment author: Lumifer 05 February 2015 07:38:22AM 2 points [-]

Moss and ants have horrible maps

That's not self-evident to me. They certainly have very limited maps, but I don't know if these limited maps are bad.

Comment author: Torello 06 February 2015 12:36:03AM 0 points [-]

I agree that "limited" is a better word than "horrible".

What I meant by "horrible" is that, relative to human maps, ant maps are extremely limited; they do not represent "truth" or reality as well to the same scope or accuracy of human maps.

I think the point is that even though ant maps are limited, they can still be adaptive. Natural selection is indifferent to the scope/accuracy of a map in and of itself.

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