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Evolving coordinated quadruped gaits with the HyperNEAT generative encoding
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This paper demonstrates that HyperNEAT, a new and promising generative encoding for evolving neural networks, can evolve quadruped gaits without an engineer manually decomposing the problem. Expand
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On the Performance of Indirect Encoding Across the Continuum of Regularity
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This paper investigates how an evolutionary algorithm with an indirect encoding exploits the property of phenotypic regularity, an important design principle found in natural organisms and engineered designs. Expand
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Tower of Babel: The Evidence against the New Creationism
Creationism is no longer the simple notion it once was taken to be. Its new advocates have become more sophisticated in how they present their views, speaking of "intelligent design" rather thanExpand
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The sensitivity of HyperNEAT to different geometric representations of a problem
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HyperNEAT, a generative encoding for evolving artificial neural networks (ANNs), has the unique ability to exploit the geometry of a problem. Expand
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Models, simulations, instantiations, and evidence: the case of digital evolution
  • R. Pennock
  • Computer Science
  • J. Exp. Theor. Artif. Intell.
  • 1 March 2007
What is the difference between a simulation of X and simply another instance of X? Is there a point at which the “virtual reality” of a model becomes the real thing? This paper examines theseExpand
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LEARNING EVOLUTION AND THE NATURE OF SCIENCE USING EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTING AND ARTIFICIAL LIFE
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This paper describes a new A-Life software environment - Avida-ED - in which undergraduate students can test evolutionary hypotheses directly using digital organisms that evolve on their own through the very mechanisms that Darwin discovered. Expand
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Creationism and intelligent design.
  • R. Pennock
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Annual review of genomics and human genetics
  • 28 November 2003
Creationism, the rejection of evolution in favor of supernatural design, comes in many varieties besides the common young-earth Genesis version. Creationist attacks on science education have beenExpand
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Should Creationism be Taught in the Public Schools?
This article discusses philosophicalarguments relevant to the question of teachingcreationism, especially with regard to developments inthe debate since the early 1990s.Section 1 reviews theExpand
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Cockroaches, drunkards, and climbers: Modeling the evolution of simple movement strategies using digital organisms
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We explore the evolution of movement strategies in a model environment with a single local resource that diffuses to produce a gradient, which organisms have the ability to follow. Expand
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An Avida-ED digital evolution curriculum for undergraduate biology
We present an inquiry-based curriculum based on the digital evolution platform Avida-ED (http://avida-ed.msu.edu). We designed an instructional sequence and lab book consisting of an introduction toExpand
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