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Blind Watchmaker

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bw.sit (161.29 KB)
MD5: e516669b02058631c6e7bc9369b838bd
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
This game works with: Mini vMac

An evolution simulation by Richard Dawkins, included with his 1986 book of the same name.
Works fine in Mini vMac running System 6.0.8; incompatible with anything newer.

Architecture: 68k


Idéfix's picture
by Idéfix - 2019, January 3 - 2:50pm

For those who have access to the Linux platform, I suggest them to take a look at Evolvotron. This program is similar to Richard Dawkins's Biomorphs but it generates abstract art instead of living critters. That domain of computing is named "generative art" or "genetic art".

Evolvotron is easy and fun to use and you can create with it superb high resolution wallpapers. Interesting results are however not assured because you never know what you will get during your session. It is like going fishing. This software is downloadable through Synaptic on Ubuntu. There is also an old version for MacOSX that requires the Qt framework to run.

Idéfix's picture
by Idéfix - 2019, January 2 - 9:37pm

This software takes its full meaning only when reading the original book of Richard Dawkins. Fortunately, "The Blind Watchmaker" is also freely available in different formats on the Internet Archive:

bijlevel's picture
by bijlevel - 2013, September 25 - 2:58pm

Thanks for uploading! He have the book but lost the software that came with the book.

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by IIGS_User - 2013, February 15 - 6:16pm

The one Richard Dawkins who is also related to Last Chance To See ?
Nice Smile