Re: [2] The evolution of "evolution"

From: Chris Taylor (
Date: Sat 15 Oct 2005 - 00:55:07 GMT

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    Now normally I'd just sit back and watch you take on everyone else with your usual joie de vivre, but I have an issue:

    > Once environmental conditions change sufficiently, the
    > organism is free to ignore its heritage and try something
    > novel. Underneath the principle of memory lies the principle
    > of freedom.

    I confess I didn't read the article as I'm a bit snowed at the moment, so if it addresses the above then sorry but...

    What exactly is involved in 'trying something novel'?

    Are we talking fuzzy broadcasting, or deliberate (evolvable?) variance? Random, or directed on some meta-level of ever higher-order patterns?

    Cheers, Chris.


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