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Date: 02/01/06 02:08 AM

52 Responses to Evolution Simulation

  1. Profile photo of scraps
    scraps Male 13-17
    78 posts
    January 31, 2006 at 8:16 pm
    Link: Evolution Simulation - Finally billions of years compressed into a single java engine.
  2. Profile photo of gonadsonfire
    gonadsonfire Male 13-17
    579 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 2:23 am
    I bet if I let it sit for a long time Something wierd would evolve. but don`t try watching it.
  3. Profile photo of lolakitty72
    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
    1972 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 2:25 am
    The yellow thingies make me think of poopies
  4. Profile photo of Riokah
    Riokah Female 18-29
    49 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 2:55 am
    that was weird... Odd... I liked picking favourite mutants ^^;;
  5. Profile photo of LordJonathan
    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
    1348 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 3:04 am
    I think mine were retarted :-(
  6. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 3:07 am
    Been a few minutes and it`s pretty much a bunch of handicapped sperm swimming around...I`m curious as to what will happen over time, though. So I`m gong to leave it on for the night.
  7. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 3:07 am
    *going
  8. Profile photo of ConanTL
    ConanTL Male 18-29
    35 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 5:22 am
    This is really cool. One of the species has a very bird-like movement at the moment. It still has a seemingly useless extra appendage at the end of the wing. I wonder if that will go away. Thumbs up!
  9. Profile photo of jojofabba
    jojofabba Male 13-17
    48 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 5:48 am
    u wot??????? i don`t get it. they were eolving weirdly u think they would get faster or laid more eggs i dno
  10. Profile photo of notapervert
    notapervert Male 13-17
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    February 1, 2006 at 5:59 am
    o.o
  11. Profile photo of epimetheus
    epimetheus Male 18-29
    157 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 8:34 am
    All of mine ended up having only one tail, instead of being freaky little limbed things as they were in the beginning.
  12. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 8:45 am
    -Been a few minutes and it`s pretty much a bunch of handicapped sperm swimming around...I`m curious as to what will happen over time, though. So I`m gong to leave it on for the night.-

    5 hours later, not much changed....

  13. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 9:27 am
    This is stupid, not much of an evolution example. Just creatures that spout others that look like them..where`s the evolution...i see 0 changes over like 3 hrs of leaving this thing...I guess I`ll leave it for 300 million years and see what happens..LOL
  14. Profile photo of Trucast
    Trucast Male 18-29
    162 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 11:11 am
    This is alot like a programme called "Darwin`s Pond" Where you can mutate, clone and control these little creatures and find out which is best at mating, eating ect.. you can change the life forms and colours.
    Its really good for a free download so give it a try.

    http://www.ventrella.com/Darwin/darwin.h...

    Is the site.

  15. Profile photo of neetfreek
    neetfreek Female 40-49
    119 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 11:11 am
    what a waste of time
  16. Profile photo of Apples_Rock
    Apples_Rock Male 13-17
    224 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 11:59 am
    I think its pretty neat, I`m going to leave it running for a while too.
  17. Profile photo of alexguest
    alexguest Male 13-17
    108 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 12:49 pm
    Interesting...Mine are all have arrow-head shaped bodies and a long or short tail. They move like slippery worms.
  18. Profile photo of gregor_samsa
    gregor_samsa Male 18-29
    462 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 12:52 pm
    pooty.
  19. Profile photo of Atrix
    Atrix Male 18-29
    36 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 12:55 pm
    I have let mine go for a few hours and now they look like sperm.
  20. Profile photo of alexguest
    alexguest Male 13-17
    108 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 1:24 pm
    After 45-50 minutes they have changed to fast moving wormy objects. Some of them have a small appengade on their tail. It looks useless.
  21. Profile photo of Apples_Rock
    Apples_Rock Male 13-17
    224 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 2:36 pm
    Yeah it ran for about 30 minutes but then I closed Safari, nothing much happened, they just grew some more stick-things. This time im going to leave it running! :-P
  22. Profile photo of realblender
    realblender Male 18-29
    536 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 3:14 pm
    i didnt think that a species could evolve without sexual reproduction - if its asexual isnt it just a clone and therefore exactly the same as the original? no wonder they dont change much. of course, i could just be wrong, but im pretty sure im not
  23. Profile photo of onlytati
    onlytati Female 18-29
    395 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 3:24 pm
    i dont get it
    they need to reproduce sexually to have any change in its dna
    but w/e
  24. Profile photo of Osprey39
    Osprey39 Male 18-29
    1408 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 4:05 pm
    Or they can mutate. So can you speed this thing up or what?
  25. Profile photo of thecranberry
    thecranberry Male 18-29
    731 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 4:10 pm
    yeah i agree realblender. and i dont really want to agree with onlytati because i find her picture repulsive. this is just a demonstration of an incredible way to waste time. AND A DAMN GOOD JOB OF IT!
  26. Profile photo of dorcus
    dorcus Male 13-17
    213 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 4:19 pm
    I have a odd three wing spesice that caused the others to die..
  27. Profile photo of scraps
    scraps Male 13-17
    78 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 5:08 pm
    good point who ever pointed out that a-sexual would create no change in teh animal. i guess it must of been to hard to try and get them collide. or it was all based on mutation. and don`t waste your time waiting a while. i waited for a good 5 hours and they were all just mindlessly flouting around. figured they would get smarter and change direction or like start eating other animals but nothing. o well.
  28. Profile photo of Dolleyes
    Dolleyes Female 13-17
    19 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 6:25 pm
    Alot of my are little triangle things that sort of flap their appendages, they move pretty fast. This is pretty neat. Like others said, I`m going to keep it going for awhile to see what happens.
  29. Profile photo of epimetheus
    epimetheus Male 18-29
    157 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 6:29 pm
    Left it on overnight, and there`s only one type left. Long tail with a small appendage at the end to propel? Seems like they all have short life spans, but lay eggs a lot.
  30. Profile photo of Dengarm
    Dengarm Male 13-17
    6 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 6:32 pm
    Yeah, asexual organisms don`t evolve. That`s why bacteria and viruses are on the verge of extinction and are so easy to wipe out.
  31. Profile photo of MagicPaul
    MagicPaul Male 18-29
    653 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 7:14 pm
    if you leave it on for exactly 42 hours, it eventually becomes a human.
  32. Profile photo of thecranberry
    thecranberry Male 18-29
    731 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 7:24 pm
    since when are bacteria and viruses on the verge of extinction? did i miss a memo?
  33. Profile photo of xxtwist3dxx
    xxtwist3dxx Female 13-17
    138 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 7:25 pm
    if its asexual isnt it just a clone and therefore exactly the same as the original?

    It says in the paragraph above the Java application that over time it`s the genetic mutation that becomes evident. Yes, it is a clone, but mutation happens over time and causes the organism to change. This is why asexual bacteria have lived for millions of years, surviving climate change by mutation... and NO, bacteria are not on the verge of extinction, actually. Many bacteria cannot be wiped out easily, and it are the ones that can right now that are mutating and changing to become stronger and more resistant to our methods of getting rid of them. =)

  34. Profile photo of petitecitron
    petitecitron Female 18-29
    216 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 10:04 pm
    Mutations happen very quickly in single-celled organisms like bacteria, because they reproduce extremely quickly. Most mutations are dead ends that kill the bacterium, but every now and then it will mutate an advantage -- like an antibiotic resistance. In this way, bacteria are very resiliant.

    And by the way, a virus is techincally nonliving. It`s basically a tiny little piece of DNA that tricks your body into making more of it. They can`t reproduce on their own, and most definitely don`t use asexual reproduction in the same way a bacterium does.

    They do mutate by "accident" in essentially the same way, however. But they don`t "eat" or carry out any cellular functions such as digestion or reproduction.

  35. Profile photo of Apples_Rock
    Apples_Rock Male 13-17
    224 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 10:22 pm
    They didn`t do much; they turned into little thingys that looked like this: ___/
  36. Profile photo of Zeofar
    Zeofar Male 13-17
    150 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 10:36 pm
    mines been on for like 20 mintues and the mosts prominent ones so far look like fetuses that use their legs to swim around )-| ;-/
  37. Profile photo of PurdueU BenZ
    PurdueU BenZ Male 18-29
    72 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 11:54 pm
    Everyone is saying what a waste of time this is!!

    And I agree..but isn`t that what you came here to do in the first place???

    ...and theoretically, evolution is possible through asexual reproduction because of mutations. If you look closely, you will see a number of different looking organisms at the beginning, but only the faster ones survive...more food...faster reproduction...

  38. Profile photo of deanimal90
    deanimal90 Female 13-17
    125 posts
    February 2, 2006 at 12:19 am
    <i>That`s why bacteria and viruses are on the verge of extinction and are so easy to wipe out.</i.

    EXCUSE me? Did you just say bacteria were on the verge of extinction?! Because they are most definitely NOT. Bacteria have been around since life began. Bacteria exists on every continent, in every climate, in every nook and cranny. Your gut is full of bacteria.

    Also, to ser the rest of you straight, organisms do, infact, evolve without sexual reproduction. How else would evolution have ever passed the asexual stage?

  39. Profile photo of Zeofar
    Zeofar Male 13-17
    150 posts
    February 2, 2006 at 2:44 am
    dont worry about it, we are among the only smart people who come to this site XD. mutation log: a few hours later and the dominance of the fetus swimmers is nothing but sure, a centimeter or less up thoguht on the end of their "leg" most of them have grown an appedage that goes to the same spot as where their other legs end. seems to pretty muh hang on there....
  40. Profile photo of Zeofar
    Zeofar Male 13-17
    150 posts
    February 2, 2006 at 3:19 am
    oh well... got to go to sleeep to sleep now..... oh well.... *crys* i will miss you my creatures!!!!
  41. Profile photo of Potato_man
    Potato_man Male 13-17
    278 posts
    February 2, 2006 at 6:35 am
    mine are all like this <
  42. Profile photo of Potato_man
    Potato_man Male 13-17
    278 posts
    February 2, 2006 at 6:36 am
    lol one of them looks like its humping something
  43. Profile photo of alexguest
    alexguest Male 13-17
    108 posts
    February 2, 2006 at 7:40 am
    Mine all look like .
    `-l
    _l
  44. Profile photo of tomfoolery1
    tomfoolery1 Male 70 & Over
    57 posts
    February 2, 2006 at 9:13 am
    does something happen or is this just a trick??? do they turn into humans?
  45. Profile photo of Potato_man
    Potato_man Male 13-17
    278 posts
    February 3, 2006 at 6:58 am
    noooooooo! NOOOOOOO
    1 DAY OF WORK WASTED! I CLICKED COMMENTS!
  46. Profile photo of alexguest
    alexguest Male 13-17
    108 posts
    February 3, 2006 at 12:13 pm
    Heh.
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    134 Male 13-17
    299 posts
    February 3, 2006 at 5:42 pm
    i almost clicked comments, potato. but i could stop myself
  48. Profile photo of alexguest
    alexguest Male 13-17
    108 posts
    February 5, 2006 at 3:16 pm
    Mine has been left on for 51 hours and the are still pretty worm-like. At many points they evolved all sorts of appendages and limbs, at one point they looked like a fork with two points. Now their movement has some sort of vigourous "jig" to it.

    I`m quite disappointed with it. I`ll leave it on another night...

  49. Profile photo of DaWeirdo
    DaWeirdo Male 13-17
    637 posts
    February 5, 2006 at 5:20 pm
    Does it really do anything or is it just a trick to try to get you to leave it on? :-P
  50. Profile photo of Fidodo
    Fidodo Male 18-29
    80 posts
    February 7, 2006 at 1:15 am
    The main problem with this simulation is that there are too few variables, the only 2 things that really change is speed and how much the head sweeps. The sperm like ones would logically be the most successful because they are fast and have a sweeping head motion so they can pick up more food. You guys shouldn`t expect them to get more complex than that because more limbs really wouldn`t help them out at all.

    And please, some of you really need to take a class in biology, if you think asexual organisms can`t evolve, please, read a book, take a class, something.

  51. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    February 20, 2006 at 6:19 am
    bbboooorrriiiinggg
  52. Profile photo of Senboku
    Senboku Male 13-17
    210 posts
    February 25, 2006 at 4:14 pm
    Darwin`s Pooooooooond.

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