Computer simulated evolution?

Daniel Weinreich dmw at MCZ.HARVARD.EDU
Wed Mar 27 13:31:21 EST 1996

On Wed, 27 Mar 1996, Karsten Jensen wrote:

> Computer generated random 'life-form' which consisted of a number of 
> boxes ... [which] after some generations, would be some more or less
> bizarre-looking, moving creatures which could move (or in another
> version of the program, swim) about in a way that no engineer would
> have thought of.
> I'd like to know if anybody knows where to get a copy of this or a
> similar program for the PC.

Sounds like you're talking about work by Karl Sims, (formerly?) of
Thinking Machines in Cambridge.  Check out:


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