Evolution Simulation

Submitted by: scraps 11 years ago in Science
http://www.truthtree.com/evolve.shtml

Finally billions of years compressed into a single java engine.
There are 52 comments:
Male 210
Darwin`s Pooooooooond.
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Male 1,371
bbboooorrriiiinggg
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Male 79
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.

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Male 637
Does it really do anything or is it just a trick to try to get you to leave it on? :-P
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Male 108
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...

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Male 299
i almost clicked comments, potato. but i could stop myself
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Male 108
Heh.
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Male 278
noooooooo! NOOOOOOO
1 DAY OF WORK WASTED! I CLICKED COMMENTS!
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Male 57
does something happen or is this just a trick??? do they turn into humans?
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Male 108
Mine all look like .
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Male 278
lol one of them looks like its humping something
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Male 278
mine are all like this <
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Male 150
oh well... got to go to sleeep to sleep now..... oh well.... *crys* i will miss you my creatures!!!!
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Male 150
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....
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Female 125
<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?

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Male 72
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...

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Male 150
mines been on for like 20 mintues and the mosts prominent ones so far look like fetuses that use their legs to swim around )-| ;-/
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Male 224
They didn`t do much; they turned into little thingys that looked like this: ___/
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Female 216
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.

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Female 138
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. =)

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Male 730
since when are bacteria and viruses on the verge of extinction? did i miss a memo?
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Male 651
if you leave it on for exactly 42 hours, it eventually becomes a human.
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Male 6
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.
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Male 157
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.
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Female 19
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.
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Male 78
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.
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Male 213
I have a odd three wing spesice that caused the others to die..
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Male 730
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!
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Male 1,407
Or they can mutate. So can you speed this thing up or what?
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Female 395
i dont get it
they need to reproduce sexually to have any change in its dna
but w/e
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Male 536
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
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Male 224
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
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Male 108
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.
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Male 36
I have let mine go for a few hours and now they look like sperm.
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Male 462
pooty.
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Male 108
Interesting...Mine are all have arrow-head shaped bodies and a long or short tail. They move like slippery worms.
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Male 224
I think its pretty neat, I`m going to leave it running for a while too.
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Female 119
what a waste of time
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Male 162
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.

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Male 1,039
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
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Male 2,958
-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....

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Male 157
All of mine ended up having only one tail, instead of being freaky little limbed things as they were in the beginning.
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Male 2,567
o.o
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Male 46
u wot??????? i don`t get it. they were eolving weirdly u think they would get faster or laid more eggs i dno
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Male 35
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!
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Male 2,958
*going
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Male 2,958
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.
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Male 1,348
I think mine were retarted :-(
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Female 49
that was weird... Odd... I liked picking favourite mutants ^^;;
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Female 1,972
The yellow thingies make me think of poopies
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Male 579
I bet if I let it sit for a long time Something wierd would evolve. but don`t try watching it.
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Male 78
Link: Evolution Simulation [Rate Link] - Finally billions of years compressed into a single java engine.
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