#1
Really interesting read about a computer-level artificial life project, called Tierra, which creates a pseudo-world for self-replicating 80 byte organisms, with a pre-coded disposition towards mutations, and analyzes the outcome as different byte creatures struggle to establish dominance.

http://kk.org/outofcontrol/ch15-a.html
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#3
^ Yeah... it kind of is lol

EDIT: BTW, the interesting stuff is on Tom Ray and Tierra and is only three pages.
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#4
In the "Blind Watchmaker" by Dawkins, he uses a computer simulator for evolution, but I guess its nothing like this.

Its another curve ball for the creationists.
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#5
How do the different viruses like....destroy each other?...

Sorry, I'm not familiar with computers/codes/programs at all.
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#6
Quote by preludetowar
In the "Blind Watchmaker" by Dawkins, he uses a computer simulator for evolution, but I guess its nothing like this.

Its another curve ball for the creationists.

LOL i was just gonna say that. was pretty different though because his were just pictures rather than actual interacting organisms.
#7
Quote by Anarion614
How do the different viruses like....destroy each other?...

Sorry, I'm not familiar with computers/codes/programs at all.

I'm not entirely sure... perhaps they have a natural life/death cycle in their coding?

I downloaded and setup the Tierra program, but it's slightly complex and might be a few days before I fully understand it.

He also has a Reaper in there, however, to help limit certain populations.
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#8
Thats awesome...Nerdily awesome!
I read to like, C, then didnt want to read anymore.
Very cool, though.