"Darwin Pond is an Artificial Life Simulation: a virtual world exhibiting the emergence of life-like behaviors.|
Darwin Pond is inhabited by hundreds of wiggly things called "swimmers". In a way, you could say these swimmers perform tiny histories of the evolution of swimming in the earth's waters by genetically "discovering" ways to get around. They do this by evolving their anatomies and motions over many generations. This is why this imaginary body of water is named "Darwin Pond", after Charles Darwin, the creator of the theory of evolution."
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