Maybe evolution is just too complicated to model? Or maybe computer simulations have already provided a sufficient demonstration that evolution works as advertised?
Marks’s new book, Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics, makes an important but esoteric-sounding field accessible to the general reader.
The fact that evolution is both important and “controversial” is one reason we strongly favor teaching it thoroughly in high school biology classes.
PZ Myers is an atheist activist and evolutionary biologist whose blog is more about promoting his left-wing politics than it is about evolution.
You’ll enjoy his recent podcast conversation with UK interviewer Julian Charles of The Mind Renewed.
An evolutionary program whose goal is to master chess will never evolve further and offer investment advice.
Researchers have tried, in multiple cases, as computer scientist Winston Ewert explains.
The beginning of May was quite interesting as audiences of scientists, scholars, and students in very different parts of the world examined the evidence for ID.
Winston Ewert argues that Richard Dawkins’s “Methinks It Is Like a Weasel” simulation doesn’t prove biological evolution and isn’t even very interesting.
As the authors rigorously show, producing anything of significant complexity requires that knowledge of the outcomes be programmed into the search routines.