Eye evolution simulation with a genetic algorithm based on the hypothesis of Nilsson and Pelger

Salas Machado, R. and Castellanos Peñuela, Angel Luis and Lahoz-Beltra, Rafael (2017). Eye evolution simulation with a genetic algorithm based on the hypothesis of Nilsson and Pelger. "International Journal Information Theories and Applications", v. 24 (n. 3); pp. 221-228. ISSN 1310-0513(printed) 1313-0463(on-line).

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Title: Eye evolution simulation with a genetic algorithm based on the hypothesis of Nilsson and Pelger
Author/s:
  • Salas Machado, R.
  • Castellanos Peñuela, Angel Luis
  • Lahoz-Beltra, Rafael
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal Information Theories and Applications
Date: 2017
ISSN: 1310-0513(printed) 1313-0463(on-line)
Volume: 24
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: eye evolution, intelligent design theory, genetic algorithms, Nilsson and Pelger
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Forestal (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The present work addresses for the first time the simulation of the evolution of an elemental eye by means of a simple genetic algorithm. The problem of the gradual evolution of a structure as complex as the eye was raised by Darwin, being still at the beginning of the 21st century a source of controversy between creationists and evolutionists. Taking as a starting point the paper of Nilsson and Pelger and their hypothesis that the evolution of the eye can be studied if we limit ourselves to its optical geometry, we show how eye evolution could take place gradually applying the principle of natural selection. Our model is limited to studying how an array of photosensitive epithelial cells is bent gradually to achieve a camera obscura.

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Item ID: 50618
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50618/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50618
Official URL: http://www.foibg.com/ijita/vol24/ijita24-03-p02.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 04 May 2018 11:55
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 12:53
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