I still stand by calculating it off total energy within the species, as it neither favors cancerous bots, nor big bertha to an extreme like calculating off population does.
The problem is if we allow organisms in beginning of simulations and someone decides to "farm" there robots, there will be no way to filter them out if they are allowed to survive until the end of a league run against a robot that actually reproduces.
But thank you for thinking ahead for once in your life as far as I remember. I do appreciate it.
Whatever means of calculating would have its downsides. It just seems this is a more favourable method.
Additionally, I do think, and plan, merely in a differing way to you. As everyone's reality and perception is different to one anothers, their logic and means of planning are also different.
That said however, I can still see your jibes in most places they're made.
If I wish to go back to your earlier jibe as well, you do need to learn the meanings of words before attempting to use them.
"MASOCHISTIC STUPIDITY" makes very little sense, to both me and any user of the English language. If I was masochistic about something, I would be deriving sexual pleasure from it. Perhaps the only meaning that can be clearly derived from that combination of words, is that I take sexual pleasure from stupidity? I can indeed confirm that is not the case. When trying to call someone stupid though, it does look rather stupid if you cannot formulate an insult that makes much sense.