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Steve Schaffner

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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2009,19:44   

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I don't mean just allowing it to grow willy nilly - that is not realistic, either.  But if they want to claim 'most realistic' then it seems to me employing non-universal constraints negates that claim.

True, but I doubt variation in population size would have much effect on the long-term fate of the population.

I also gather that while deleterious mutations are allowed to accumulate and not reduce, that beneficials are allowed to be lost.  Is that correct?

I haven't been running the program, but I haven't seen anything obviously wrong with how they handle beneficial and deleterious mutations. In the real world, deleterious mutations of very small effect really do accumulate, and most beneficial mutations really are lost.

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