Re: Signal vs. Noise LO2698

Jim Campbell (
Thu, 07 Sep 1995 15:02:05 -0600

Replying to LO2674 -- Peter vS

>The prime example of this is the evolutionary process. Information
>transmitted from generation to generation in the form of DNA is changed
>randomly ("noise") as a result of mutation. This "noise" is what drives
>continual adaptation to a changing environment.
>Genetic algorithms have show that there is an optimum rate for mutation.
>Too little or too much reduces the "learning" that the system does.

Do you suppose it is the "noise" that generates the "choice" array for the
selection edge preceding the newly-established order?

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