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The Algorithm of Evolution

(Does nature ‘run programs’?  And, if it does, are the ‘algorithms’ any good?)

So, what is an algorithm?


No, not that; this is a far more fundamental question.  What IS is algorithm?  Animal?  Vegetable?  Mineral?  Ah …

OK, start with something simpler; often the first class discussion on a pure maths degree … What IS a number?  How would you answer that?  Now, if you’ve pointed at something, perhaps even pictured something, you’re wrong. Continue reading