Mutation and Genes

From the comments I received, it is apparent that I rushed through my description of mutation, which seems to have led to some confusion. I will attempt to rectify that shortcoming. When I speak of mutation being non-random in biological life, there are a couple of ways to think of this. First, consider spontaneous mutation…

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Terminology and Non-Random Mutation

I want to take a moment to go back and review some of the terminology I have been using, to ensure that there is no confusion. The reader will kindly indulge any ambiguity in my language up to this point – I am quite literally making this up as I go along. Binary Code ==…

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On the Nature of Software Organisms and Selection

In my last entry, I attempted to illustrate (hopefully with some degree of success) the reasoning behind viewing software as an organism, and all of the associated learning we may gain from such a comparison. In this entry, I am hoping to clarify this analogy a bit more, in order to provide for us a…

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Software as an Organism

Can we correctly describe software as an organism? I believe that we can make a compelling argument to do exactly that. To achieve this, I first intend to run through analogies that will describe some of the correlations between software and biological life, which may help to explain why we would want to endeavor on…

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