>>7813436 According to that article, bees indeed do minimize the total distance in their route from flower to flower.
The only point that author makes is: >There’s a key difference, though, between what the bees did — finding the shortest distance between a set of flowers — and producing a general solution for the mathematical problem known as the Traveling Salesman Problem.
Well no fucking shit! No fucking shit that bees haven't written down a mathematical algorithm! Christ.
When we say "bees solve the traveling salesman problem", we -obviously- mean that they minimize the net distance as they travel from flower to flower. Which they do.
The point the author of that article makes is absolutely banal.
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