Impact of ALife Simulation of Darwinian and Lamarckian Evolutionary Theories

Yuliya Betkher, Nuno Nabais, Vitor Santos

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Abstract

Until nowadays, the scientific community firmly rejected the Theory of Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics, a theory mostly associated with the name of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1774-1829). Though largely dismissed when applied to biological organisms, this theory found its place in a young discipline called Artificial Life. Based on the two models of Darwinian and Lamarckian evolutionary theories built using neural networks and genetic algorithms, this research presents a notion of the potential impact of implementation of Lamarckian knowledge inheritance across disciplines, including biology, computer science and philosophy. There is an evidence that Lamarckian organisms can have wide practical application across several different domains, therefore this type of research should be allowed and encouraged. However, even though Lamarckian evolutionary algorithm already holds major benefits for various disciplines and promises even more, its implementation in Artificial Life needs regulation to avoid malevolent use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTELLIGENT AND EVOLUTIONARY SYSTEMS, IES 2016
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages31-43
Volume8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-49049-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49048-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event20th Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems (IES) - University New South Wales, Canberra Campus, Australian Def Force Acad, Canberra, AUSTRALIA, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 16 Nov 201618 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings in Adaptation Learning and Optimization

Conference

Conference20th Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems (IES)
CountryAustralia
CityCanberra
Period16/11/1618/11/16

Keywords

  • Artificial life
  • Philosophy
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Darwinism
  • Lamarckism

Cite this

Betkher, Y., Nabais, N., & Santos, V. (2017). Impact of ALife Simulation of Darwinian and Lamarckian Evolutionary Theories. In INTELLIGENT AND EVOLUTIONARY SYSTEMS, IES 2016 (Vol. 8, pp. 31-43). (Proceedings in Adaptation Learning and Optimization). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49049-6_3