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Avidia-Ed is a downloadable program for Macs or Windows that can be used to study the evolution of digital organisms. Similar to the old "Game of Life" the program uses colored pixels on screen to represent the digital "organisms." The digital organisms have a more sophisticated thant the original Game of Life ones in that they have a metabolism with 9 diferent "enzymes" and any of 9 different substrates can be added to their "medium." Fitness, metabolic rate and gestation time can all be... More
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Executable Program
Date Added to MERLOT: July 13, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 13, 2012
Send email to pennock5@msu.edu
Submitter: Jeff Bell
Keywords: digital organism, natural selection, evolution


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    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: OS X or Windows computer
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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