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comment How does the rate of iterations affect evolutionary outcomes?
@fileunderwater I am not looking for specific confirmation bias, I'm looking for how it might affect the outcome i.e. whether creatures will biologically improve faster better, or the opposite, or something else. Don't really understand "whether generation time affects the rate of evolutionary change" (of course it does?).
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comment How does the rate of iterations affect evolutionary outcomes?
It's at a grander scale, Hope it makes sense...
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comment How does the rate of iterations affect evolutionary outcomes?
@GoodGravy I think you are too entrenched in specific examples or creatures to begin with, something that I want to avoid. I am asking about the evolutionary mechanism, not individual organisms (yes, I am repeating myself). For this question, please consider the first imaginable organism, as it evolves through iterations, it becomes more resilient. As some point, it will branch out but those that are weak will die off, leaving those "good" mutations which continues to evolve. Now, this organism had iterated itself at a certain rate. Qn: how would a change in rate affect the outcomes, if any.
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comment How does the rate of iterations affect evolutionary outcomes?
@GoodGravy I am looking at an entire evolution tree, not single organisms or species.
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comment How does the rate of iterations affect evolutionary outcomes?
@fileunderwater The question is in the question title, if that makes sense: "How does the rate of iterations affect evolutionary outcomes?"
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revised How does the rate of iterations affect evolutionary outcomes?
Instead of aksing if faster rate equals better outcomes, make the question more neutral.
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comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
@Remi.b Thanks for the affirmation that there is no such terminology defined. Maybe someone in the future can break the activity into further sub-activities that can be asked as separate SE questions.
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comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
@Remi.b I think it might be that you are making a wrong assumption about "doing something that we don't want to do"? I at least know some people who do want to exercise?
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comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
@Remi.b the definition is not clear in my head, otherwise I would not have to ask this question. I was hoping someone would have the definition e.g. based on behaviour, function, or brain activity? If "having fun" is still vague, how about "having sex"? Concept of mating? Hence it is about whether other living creatures engage in such an activity? I don't think philosophy is the right place to post this though.
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comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
For those who say this is philosophical, I think this question parallels other behaviour such as having fun, which can be observed in other living creatures. Is having fun also out of topic?
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comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
@fileunderwater I guess it would have the same meaning as humans, but I won't know, that's why I asked this question. Imagine yourself making an observation of a living creature making extensive movements without apparent purpose. Maybe it can be considered as exercising, except I am not aware of such an occurrence. They mostly just stay very still or laze around.
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comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
@Remi.b "For an animal to make exercise that would mean that it needs to not be adapted.." is this your assumption or is this a fact?
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comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
But I can't imagine them thinking about it as exercising. It really is a waste of energy for them!
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