[Haskell-cafe] Rather off topic: An ab initio universe simulation?

Michael Lesniak mlesniak at uni-kassel.de
Thu Dec 9 16:00:58 CET 2010

Hi Ketil,

> In order to simulate nature, you need to have the mutation and selection
> process itself be part of the programs (and not the interpreter).
Hence the interpreter can itself be modified?

> How about you have a "world" consisiting of some memory, bombard this
> world with "cosmic radiation", and add some "enzymatic activity" in the
> form of an interpreter that interprets a location of the world as a
> simple language (that allows observation and modification of the world,
> as well as forking new threads of execution) - which is randomly started
> at random points.
To be honest, I did not understand the "location part"...

> Life is really just core wars without the programmers :-)
I'll quote you if I have the opportunity.

- Michael

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