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Originally posted by Esoterica
The only way to see what an organism will truly evolve into is to watch it occur naturally.
Maybe a realistic goal would be to compute one isolated ecosystem, like..Madagascar (my personal pick). Then at least you would only have a few hundred thousand species, clustered in one environment, and a million or so variables, in terms of weather patterns, sunlight, breeding cycles, predation, disease, mutation, etc., etc..