7 thoughts on “TIDBIT: CHEMISTS CREATE ARTIFICIAL EVOLUTION”

  1. I keep replacing drops of oil with human behavior. The robot monitoring the behavior of people – division, movement and vibration. How humans cluster in groups. How we split up and then seek a new drip to fuse with.u

  2. From the article:
    “[they} ranked these populations in order of how closely they fit the criteria of behaviour identified by the researchers. The chemical composition of the ‘fittest’ population was then carried over into a second generation of droplets, and the process of robotic selection was begun again.

    Over the course of 20 repetitions of the process, the researchers found that the droplets became more stable, mimicking the natural selection of evolution.”

    Notice how THE SCIENTISTS “ranked the populations” and “carried them over” to the “next generation.” And yet the article very incorrectly says that the droplets “mimicked NATURAL selection.” That’s like calling black white. That is a perfect example of UN-natural selection, AKA “intelligent design.”

    I like the way you called it ARTIFICIAL evolution (calling a spade a spade).

    1. Its natural in the sense that the ‘mechanisms’ responsible for the motion and ability to navigate the maze are basic chemistry. Much like animal domestication and artificial selection mimics natural selection. No magic or supreme, divine, wizardry involved.

      1. That’s not how I read the article. If the author was sloppy with the English language, then perhaps you are correct.

        The article even has the term “robotic selection.” That certainly implies that the “robot” was doing at least some of the actual “selecting.”

  3. Lol….for the first time. With four compounds lmao….with no DNA…fall off chair lol so hard.
    Breath taking research, real cutting edge stuff…..is that the bedrock times?

  4. If the scientist are admitting this now. Just how far along are they enough to create biological androids maybe and for what purpose. By the way did you read the report from Australia of a photovoltaic cell with a 40% conversion rate of electricity if that official what’s the off the books conversion rate.

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