Using SIMLIFE for intro biology?

Desmond Fuller dfuller at nyx10.cs.du.edu
Fri Feb 4 00:31:44 EST 1994


In article <2ipq46INNhjp at newsstand.cit.cornell.edu>,
Ron Beloin  <R.Beloin at cornell.edu> wrote:
>In article <1994Feb1.153003.23438 at gossip.urich.edu> Gary Radice,
>radice at urvax.urich.edu writes:
>> Has anyone used SIMLIFE for exercises in introductory or upper level college
>> biology classes? I've not seen the program, and would like to know whether
>> it is amenable for use in a classroom or is more like an arcade game.
>> 
>My problem with SimLife (and also SimEarth) is that the model relationships
>assumptions are hidden and frequently wrong.
[various stuff deleted]

I personally have not used these programs but my SO is using a program
called "HypoLife" at the University of Maryland in her Cell Biology course.
I don't know if this product can be purchase or if it is a "in-house" program
but maybe this information could be helpful.

Quote from the SO, "HypoLife was a system where you could look at the
evolution of species.  And using scientific method analyze the rules
governing evolution"

- Desmond
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