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rick at praxis.com.au
Tue Mar 13 23:22:48 PST 2001
> You would have to define "species" very carefully. The usual
> game is run at the population level where you have a percentage
> that are fully optimised for the current conditions and the
> remainder who pay the price for being versatile. A species is
> necessarily a dynamic entity. If you limit the definition to
> a particular state then passing on the genetic code with as
> much fidelity as possible becomes the deciding factor, otherwise
> it is a trade-off between the two states depending on the
> environment and how the environment changes.
If you're so smart, how does one species evolve into another?
Or, more relevant to your own discipline, how does one dessert
recipe mutate into another, to the point that the two separate
desserts cannot interbreed? Won't there be a point in time where
there is a singleton dessert recipe (of either sex) that cannot
find a mate? I have found this to be the case with the sweeter
souffle recipes, as a simple example.
As Pauline Hanson says: please exploin!
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services Pty Limited
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