Finding Dawkins’ Weasels

Back in the days of the Apple II, biologist Richard Dawkins wrote a small Basic program, called Weasel,  that demonstrated how the random mutation and selection in evolution could generate information.  The program used “critters” whose DNA were strings of characters.   The program is “dirt simple” but succeeds in achieving its goal after only fifty cycles of generations.  The goal is for the random mutation and selection process to end up with the given target string.  Dawkin’s choice of

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