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Evolution in Computing FAQs

As computing power continues its relentless increase, computers have increasingly been put to the task of solving complex real-world problems, including climate prediction, simulations of protein folding, and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Computers have also found uses relating to evolutionary theory - both to simulate the process of biological evolution to increase our understanding of it, and to solve relevant problems in other fields using computing techniques based on aspects of the process of evolution. These articles discuss some of the more prominent uses of evolution in computing.

Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Computation
Creationists often argue that evolutionary processes cannot create new information, or that evolution has no practical benefits. This article disproves those claims by describing the rapid growth and numerous scientific and commercial applications of genetic algorithms, a computing technique based on principles of biological evolution.

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