Talk:638: The Search

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And in the title-text we see that the search for sustanence still has a priority over more intellectual queries. (Well, it's one interpretation... ;) 18:49, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Of course the floor tiles were created by the people who they are searching for... the ants seem to be aware of part of the nature of floor tiles, but not their origins ... the analogy to searching for extra terrestrial life would be that something in our environment that we think we understand is actually somehow conclusive evidence of alien life, we just do not realize it ... of course it could be an unintentional analogy. Has religious overtones of studying the Creation and not recognizing Creator. 22:56, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Isn't the pizza delivery a reference to Neal Stephenson's "Crash"? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I think you mean Stephenson's "Snow Crash".

I don’t think there should be a “CITATION NEEDED” on the first one since humanity does exist - I know because I’m a spambot! I was doubtful about the second CN because I didn’t think humanity communicates with ant pheromones, but it’s possible. Unprivileged User contribsd. contribs 00:26, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Have removed them. It is silly to put those in when there is no real citation need, and it is not even funny... Is is used way too much --Kynde (talk) 08:21, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

The idea of a sentient ant colony is definitely a reference to Hofstadter's Gödel, Escher, Bach.