Re: Joao Pedro's Theory of Aging

Prof. Gomes (
Sun, 07 Jan 1996 18:37:24

I remeber that Darwin did not explicitly consider the selftransformations
that inteligent individuals (not whole species) are able to perform... This
way, even (mainly) an immortal individual ( human... or better,
transhuman...!) may supply
selfmodificatons in such a way much quicker than permit the simple
Darwinian evolution parameters... I repeat >> artificial is a subset of the
natural, not a disjoint set...


At 19:18 07/01/98 +0300, you wrote:
>On Tue, 6 Jan 1998, Technotranscendence wrote:
>Darwinian evolution optimizes a lot of system's degrees of freedom, among
>other things (localized) mutation rates and generation durations. (It also
>is a fount of contraintuitive nonlinearities, but that's another story).
>The trivial argument is that immortal individuals are almost instantly
>outperformed, especially in a Red Queen environment (you have to run like
>mad just to stay in the same place, and twice as fast if you want to get
>to somewhere else).
>It should be in a FAQ somewhere.