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|Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Feb. 22 2018,02:37)|
The sorts of things one can use Avida-ED to demonstrate in a classroom on first introduction can be seen in the Lab Manual, in curriculum guides, and in various YouTube video tutorials. Assessments of the utility of Avida-ED are presented in peer-reviewed research, such as the example the DI got hurt feelings over. As far as I can tell, the notion that Minivida has something to show people relative to Avida-ED is unfounded. You can go through the Minivida code and note all the "TODO" lick-and-promise points in its incomplete approach to mimicking Avida. You can look for, and fail to find, documentation that would show any useful educational purpose for Minivida.
Interestingly, the number of TODOs has not been reduced over the last six years: here is the identical version of the script from March 2012.
At that time, the "Evolutionary Informatics Lab" listed a programmer as one of its people, but he isn't listed nowadays.
Dembski, Marks, and Ewert have shown that they are able to botch even more simple computer tasks: they obviously got it wrong when they tried to implement a simulation for the "Cracker Barrel Puzzle".