(Over-)Realism in evolutionary computation: Commentary on “On the Mapping of Genotype to Phenotype in Evolutionary Algorithms” by Peter A. Whigham, Grant Dick, and James Maclaurin

@article{Squillero2017OverRealismIE,
  title={(Over-)Realism in evolutionary computation: Commentary on “On the Mapping of Genotype to Phenotype in Evolutionary Algorithms” by Peter A. Whigham, Grant Dick, and James Maclaurin},
  author={Giovanni Squillero and Alberto Paolo Tonda},
  journal={Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines},
  year={2017},
  volume={18},
  pages={391-393}
}
Inspiring metaphors play an important role in the beginning of an investigation, but are less important in a mature research field as the real phenomena involved are understood. Nowadays, in evolutionary computation, biological analogies should be taken into consideration only if they deliver significant advantages. 

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