> The same kind of autistic but-software-is-math arguments could easily be extended to argue that anything is math: "But what is a cotton gin but an arrangement of atoms, which could be run on a molecular simulator with the same behavior—it's just math! unpatentable!".
Wow! Maybe you should then try processing some cotton on that molecular simulator.
The rule that math is not patentable does not come from "autistic" arguments by programmers. It comes from the law itself.