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Evolvable Self-Replicating Molecules in an
Artificial Chemistry

This is the companion page to the paper:

Hutton, T.J. (2002) Evolvable Self-Replicating Molecules in an Artificial Chemistry. Artificial Life 8(4):341-356. [preprint: evselfreps.pdf (283KB)]

There were three experiments reported in the paper, these can be found here as java applets. Seeing these experiments run is more convincing than static screenshots alone, I'm sure you'll agree. Follow the links below to run the experiments for yourself.

Experiment 1: Repeated self-replication and simple evolvability

Experiment 2: Evolution - adaptation to the environment

Experiment 3: Spontaneous appearance of self-replicators

Replication within a membrane (this was shown in the discussion section)