This puzzle is a "look-alike" of the puzzle Cryptobiology? Biocryptology? but is different at its core. I was convinced that the other puzzle was trying to go in one direction, but after fruitlessly trying solutions targeted in that direction on that puzzle I threw my hands up and rewrote the puzzle as if it were. The setting of the puzzle and the hint provided are both shamelessly stolen.
Find the hidden message:
4413441•4421322442344414441433141•1141431211 || 431424434214•3422134142214111•113324311121422411241144431
The message is the answer to "What is the name of a long-ago-established (contested at the time) theory in biology?"
Also, 1 < 2 < 3 < 4, but figuring out what to do with this information is a weighty task.
The person who came up with this puzzle is a mediocre biologist, but they are a better biologist than they are a cryptologist!
This hint is not required to solve the puzzle, it may help put you on the right direction.
They told me "You silly biochemist, to get you started, consider the amino acids and apply their strategy in your strategy. Or consider the behavior of those nucleobases you're talking about."
The message is hidden in the department of transportations