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Please take a minute or two to fill out this poll and maybe add a note to the thread. How did you discover DarwinBots?

A friend or relative's recommendation
9 (6.4%)
Home of the Underdogs web site
24 (17.1%)
Another shareware/abandonware web site
2 (1.4%)
Googling for Artificial Life sims
60 (42.9%)
Purely by accident
16 (11.4%)
A DarwinBots member's webpage link
1 (0.7%)
Wikipedia's Darwinbots entry
12 (8.6%)
Other
16 (11.4%)

Total Members Voted: 124

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Offline Elite

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« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2007, 05:38:50 AM »
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« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2007, 10:37:26 AM »
alife I searched alife ive looked at darwins pond antfarm gene pool 5 and all kinds but this is the best one so far
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« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2007, 09:59:18 PM »
I found Darwin Bots when I poking around wikipedia.
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« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2008, 06:40:31 PM »
I found DarwinBots while poking around Wikipedia too. I was randomly browsing through articles when I stumbled on free-ware games. From there I saw open source games and checked to see what I could find. I went through the list and took a look at the description of DarwinBots. I found it interesting so I downloaded the game.

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« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2008, 02:49:59 AM »
 Thanks to the power of Google I've found it:

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« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2008, 07:22:10 PM »
My friend told me about it  In fact I thought that it was pretty stupid until he mentioned that you could program the bots

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« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2008, 05:59:40 AM »
Wikipedia
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« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2008, 06:11:43 PM »
I found it on wikipedia, searching for information on genetic algorithms. (A topic I became very interested in recently...)

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How did you find DarwinBots?
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2008, 08:35:53 AM »
Yay for wikipedia!

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« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2008, 07:15:34 PM »
Hello Everyone!  I am brand new to DB and this board.   I found DB by Googling 'Artificial Life'  .  There was a page with quite a few links to try out.  I've always been interested in AI but after recently reading 'Prey' by Michael Crichton I wanted to know more and see what I could find.   I can't wait to try out DB.

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« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2008, 07:19:39 PM »
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« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2008, 07:31:29 PM »
Welcome aboard.  Personally I found the first 100 pages of 'Prey' to be only okay and the remainder to be downright terrible.  The most interesting thing he can devise for intelligent nano-dust to do is emulate human form and run around in the desert?  You've got to be kidding me.
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« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2008, 09:07:34 PM »
Duh, human form is the pinnacle of perfect design.  Why wouldn't intelligent nano-dust emulate human form and run around in the desert?  I'm surprised you didn't figure that out on your own
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« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2008, 11:10:44 AM »
Duh! The human species is quite weak, despite our successfulness. Any mammal in our own size is stronger than us. A chimpansee would win any wrestling match against a human. If it weren't for our brain we would most likely have gone extinct, which some scientists claim we were very close to just before our brains gained the ability for planning and abstractive thought. But most of all we're best at destroying ourselves and the planet. We're more like a cancerous desease than anything else. It could very well be we're just a temporary species on the planet, more like a short earth catastrophe, like the asteroid that whiped out the dinasaurs, just before it's time for evolution to start over.
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« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2008, 01:42:01 PM »
Exactly!  If that doesn't sound like the workings of a pinnacle species, I sure as heck don't know what does.
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