Re:Re:Re:virus: Virus and Economics

David McFadzean (
Tue, 25 Apr 1995 13:05:02 -0600

At 07:21 PM 4/25/95 +0200, wrote:

>You mention that the alife simulations favor long-lived organisms. I
>thought that evolution was neutral towards longevity, or is that only
>assuming that the organism has outlived its reproductive years (meno-
>pause in women, men trying to save up for retirement?).

Artificial organisms usually reproduce more if they live longer. It's
just an artefact of current simulations and doesn't say much about
real ecosystems or evolutions.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Merak Projects Ltd.