Darwin and IE and Respect

iffr762 at utxvms.cc.utexas.edu iffr762 at utxvms.cc.utexas.edu
Sun Jan 31 14:10:47 UTC 1999

On Thu, 28 Jan 1999 X99Lynx at aol.com wrote:

>There is a pretty good commercial software simulation of natural selection
>processes called SimLife.  I don't know the publisher, it came out about 1994.
>It incorporates a lot of the variables known to influence evolution in a
>biosystem and does get nifty results.  There are a fair number of more
>powerful simulations at various academic institutions, including currently I
>believe at Harvard.

	The larger aspects of such simulations, i.e. those not
specifically tied to biology, are likely to have some applicablity to
linguistic evolution.  This might lead to things that would in effect
serve as more sophisticated elaborations of the Ringge model.  No, I do
not have one with me ...


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