[SEQ RERUN] Observing Optimization

by MinibearRex 1 min read11th Nov 20121 comment


Today's post, Observing Optimization was originally published on 21 November 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


Trying to derive predictions from a theory that says that sexual reproduction increases the rate of evolution is more difficult than it first appears.

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This post is part of the Rerunning the Sequences series, where we'll be going through Eliezer Yudkowsky's old posts in order so that people who are interested can (re-)read and discuss them. The previous post was Eliezer's Meta-Level Determinism, and you can use the sequence_reruns tag or rss feed to follow the rest of the series.

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