27 October 2006

Viral Evolution

As a big fan of the explanatory power of Darwinian evolution - which, for those still concerned about its "theoretical" status, is basically just maths - I have to say I'm impressed by this story:

SpamThru takes the game to a new level, actually using an anti-virus engine against potential rivals.

Of course, this is precisely the same strategy that baby cuckoos use. Self-standing, evolving computer viruses living across the Net are getting ever closer....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is NO evidence for virus evolution, Darwinian style. ALL the changes that have made some microbes immune to medication is simply a case of those germs that were weakest died and the left over was the strong guys. Simple as that folk.

glyn moody said...

You may find the Recombinomics site useful, especially since our survival might well hinge on paying attention to its findings....