A process in which diverse entities, commonly called organisms, compete for limited resources in an environment, with the more successful organisms able to survive and reproduce (to a greater extent) into subsequent generations. Over many such generations, the organisms become better adapted at survival. The order (suitability of information for a purpose) of the design of the organisms also increases, with the purpose being survival. In an evolutionary algorithm, the purpose may be defined to be the discovery of a solution to a complex problem. Evolution also refers to a theory in which each life-form on Earth has its origin in an earlier form.

Articles on that refer to Evolution

A Simple Model of Unbounded Evolutionary Versatility as a Largest-Scale Trend in Organismal Evolution By Peter D. Turney
Chapter One: The Law of Time and Chaos By Ray Kurzweil
Kurzweilís Law (aka ìthe law of accelerating returnsî) By Ray Kurzweil
The Law of Accelerating Returns By Ray Kurzweil
Testimony of Ray Kurzweil on the Societal Implications of Nanotechnology By Ray Kurzweil
Chapter 1: The Evolution of Mind in the Twenty-First Century By Ray Kurzweil
Chapter 2: The Principles of Change By K. Eric Drexler
Stop everything...IT'S TECHNO-HORROR! By George Gilder and Richard Vigilante
Chapter 5: Kurzweil's Turing Fallacy By Thomas Ray
The Physical Constants as Biosignature By James N. Gardner

News Articles that refer to Evolution

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UCSD Study Shows 'Junk' DNA Has Evolutionary Importance
Evolution takes science honours