When genetic fractals mate: select the fittest and cross-breed


You may have had the impression that “genetic” in “genetic fractals” was just a conceptual term to convey a notion that these fractals have a link with life. Actually, these fractals are build on a genetic code that is mathematical at their core.

Having created some new genetic fractals recently, I decided to take pairs of them and let them mate. We’ll skip the process which sadly isn’t nearly as fun as the way that other species ‘do it’ but it comes down to mixing the DNA of these genetic fractals by taking 50% of each parent and then growing a new genetic fractal from the new DNA. Above and below are two examples.

One of my objectives with this research is to use genetic fractals to create objects that are useful to humans. Common things like furniture and tools could be among them. If you grasp the concept of random genetic fractals of a useful form, i.e. you pick the winners and let them mate, you will see that this approach provides a perfect environment for evolutionary design where all the designer has to do is: select the fittest and cross-breed.



12 thoughts on “When genetic fractals mate: select the fittest and cross-breed

      1. Indeed. But what you can see from the images shown is that two pretty parents do not necessarily provide nice looking offspring.

        The trick is selective breeding, i.e. only mutate features that are sub optimal.

        Just like real genetics, random mutations plus selective breeding is a sure way to evolution. I’m writing code now to accelerate all that.

  1. A stone age flock of sheep run wild on a uninhabited island off the British Isles. Unencumbered for 3000 years, yet inexplicably showing indications of diminished size of late. Turns out big bad male sheep with extraordinarily impressive horns have much smaller testicles than meek inferior horned males. Bad ass big horns kick wimp horn male ass, scoring 2 to 1 with lady sheep. Silly over compensating big horned sheep! Just saying πŸ™‚

    1. Such are the random ploys of nature. Who knows, perhaps big-horn-small-testicles may have hidden features that will benefit in the long run. Or perhaps is Darwin just having a laugh!

      1. The more I work on this, the more it confirms to me that the whole system of evolution is simply stupid. No intelligence needed. Just random events. When you realize that for any fortuitous event there are millions of failures, it all boils down to statistics, lies and skunk skulls. πŸ˜‰

      2. I also give it considerable thought.Specifically – the evolutionary failure of mankind.Speech and opposable thumbs aren’t nearly as enduring as skunk skulls.

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