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Maybe it involves multiple twins with the same DNA change to breed between themselves and split from that evolutionary line? In that case it would seem that if I want to mimic the process of evolution as closely as possible I can't simply have one species evolving, I'd need to add in a factor which allow ANN's to split off into multiple different species, so that each time the DNA became more complex via mutations it would split off into a new species.
how exactly did that individual pass on this extra or missing DNA to other subjects in the population when such a change would most likely be incompatible with everyone else in the population?
Originally posted by avwood
reply to post by ChaoticOrder
The individual could not have passed on the extra DNA (not sure about missing DNA so I wont comment on that) as it will cause incorrect number of chromosomes in gametes during meiosis, so the individual would be sterile.
However I think certain people may be genetically predisposed to the mutation that causes events such as trisomy.
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
In that case it would seem that if I want to mimic the process of evolution as closely as possible I can't simply have one species evolving, I'd need to add in a factor which allow ANN's to split off into multiple different species, so that each time the DNA became more complex via mutations it would split off into a new species.
Random mutation which can either be deleterious (bad), advantageous (good) or neutral (does not affect fitness of the individual). If the mutation is an 'advantageous' one (advantageous here is subjective, it depends on the environment) that gives the individual better chance to survive (higher fitness) then that individual is more likely to pass on their genes, eventually leading to a higher frequency of that in the population. So you would need some sort of selecting factor such as predation to bring out these mutants, populate new generations with these mutants and there you have your 'new species'
Ah I think I understand the problem more now. There are mutations that may replicate nucleotides in certain regions, changing the length of basepairs and your program isn't able to breed them?
Trying to think of something interesting they can learn. Could they do something like learn emotion?