Mendelian Prey Experiment
Last year, even though I wasn't speaking, I made the journey to Toronto for FITC. It was one of my best Flash conference experiences ever, partly because I wasn't under the pressure to perform and could just relax and enjoy the show and the company. This was also one of the first times at a Flash conference where I met people who already knew who I was, and that I specialize in science visualizations. This is great, because I got to meet coders who also have an interest in science, like Ben. I'm very happy that he's contributed this piece to the Flash-a-thon. ~Kristin
Author: Ben Stucki
In this experiment prey are seeded at random and live a maximum life span of one second, during which they may reproduce with other prey. When two prey reproduce, each parent's hereditary information is passed to the child using a simple logic system which mimics Mendelian Inheritance. However if prey are not camouflaged appropriately they may be killed, thereby eliminating their opportunity to reproduce. Control the prey's environment and watch them adapt through generations of natural selection.
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