Scientific realism can't help but be reductionist
do you really think Feynman is being reductionist? I honestly didn't think so. He acknowledges an important point and raises the issue of whether or not insects may have a sense of appreciation of beauty. We take it for granted that non human forms don't. I tend to agree with Feynman that we need to question this human exceptionalism. Second his viewpoint from science also sees beautiful patterns when the flower is deconstructed.
btw did yo listen to my link of stars singing - adds a whole new meaning to buddhist chanting