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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 30 2007,16:16   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 30 2007,15:12)
I don't like "trail and error" because the interpretation is ambiguous.

for example:

A random number between 1 and 10 is picked.

Q) is it 7?

A) Lower.

I could technically then ask "is it 9?" under a weak interpretation of "trail and error", under the very weakest I could ask "is it 7?" again. Evolutionary mechanisms select for best environmental fit and 'trail an error' does not speak to their ability to narrow large search spaces down to local or global optima very quickly.

I did say "iterative" trial and error.


And another thing. :)

The whole Eugenics thing is so stupid. Eugenics is based on ARTIFICIAL selection. Not "Darwinism."

Artificial selection was known WELL before Darwin. It's ancient.

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