Online Zoologists


by Wesley R. Elsberry, 1998/02/28
Richard Dawkins described a demonstration of the power of natural selection to accomplish tasks that are inaccessible to random search.  Dawkins used a target phrase of "METHINKS IT IS LIKE A WEASEL" for his demonstration.  Unfortunately, Dawkins' original program is lost, but I found that I had need of one for some online discussions.  So I coded one up in Delphi.  That was all right, but I wanted more reporting and other features, so I wrote another one in Perl.  Once I had that, I modified it to handle the Travelling Salesman Problem via the same sort of search.
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