genetic algorithm

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genetic algorithm

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An algorithm that solves a problem using an evolutionary approach by generating mutations to the current solution method, selecting the better methods from this new generation, and then using these improved methods to repeat the process.
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One deduces that it is necessary that our apparently ordered universe should exist, because, Atkins claims, "any event occurs, whatever its likelihood, so long as it is not absolutely impossible," or, in other words, the selection among infinite variants is a game where success is assured, a game in which the Darwinian algorithm leads to a kind of metaphysics which is the metaphysics of material actual infinity.
1) A number of Darwinists claim that causally isolated new universes originate from the black holes of previous universes, from which they differ to some extent, and this "filiation" with random variations and multiplications lends itself to the application of the Darwinian algorithm, in that the physical constants that favour the formation of black holes correspond to those necessary for the formation of stars, planets and living forms (Maynard Smith and Szathmary, 1996): the most suitable universes for the appearance of life would be those which have more black holes and therefore multiply more often.