Re: COMP: Breeding a Better Engine

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 01:59:45 MDT

Doug Jones writes:

> How so? If you're putting forth the squirrel case that Robert Stirling
> was himself a product of evolution, well then *everything* made by
> humans is a product of evolution. A tautology of zero value. BTW, the
> stirling cycle was invented long before the deisel cycle, 1816 vs 1892.

Doug, evolution is a metamethod. Since producing metamethods is part
of evolutionary problem solving process, it's not a tautology of zero
value at all, but plain truth.

I wonder why people still underestimae evolution in system design,
human experts are costly, take forever to train, and impossible to
amplify quickly.

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