Re: FAI: Collective Volition

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Tue Jun 01 2004 - 15:51:24 MDT

I wrote:

>Phenotypes have empirically-tested fitness within given eliciting and
sustaining environments that include other phenotypes similar to and
different from themselves. Genes don't

I should add this quote from :

< genotypes, phenotypes or other abstract objects [can be] arranged in
some kind of topological order, called the configuration space. Recently it
was noted that the structure of configuration spaces is defined by the way
new types come into existence [16. Jones, T.: One operator, one landscape.
Santa Fe Institute preprint # 95-02-025, 1995b ]. For instance, two
genotypes are neighbors in a mutation space if they can be transformed into
each other by a single mutation.[...] In principle, different operators may
lead to different configurations spaces and consequently to different
landscapes even if the fitness values of the types are identical. Two types
which are neighbors with respect to mutation do not need to be neighbors
for other operators and consequently the shape of the landscape may differ.
This fact leads to the "one operator-one landscape" perspective. >

Damien Broderick

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