6.868 Final Paper - To frame
or not to frame?
Evolution with a Purpose
The metaphor -
I. Darwin and Evolution.
a. Random change and testing.
b. Intermediate steps must be advantageous.
c. Co-evolution of environment and Individuals.
II. Evolutionary evidence against Darwin
a. Evolution speed is exponential
b. Mutation rates vs. Evolution Rates
c. Evolutionary Bursts
d. Embryonic evolution
III. Genetic evidence
a. Introns in Complex Organisms
b. Genetic Code ending codons
c. Existing Processes and Tools.
IV. Functions of a Language for Evolution.
a. Specify mutation locations and rates
b. Backup and Logging
c. Extracting Gene Relations
d. Referencing Genes
e. Introns as a lab for protein invention.
V. A Theory of Evolution
a. Self-interpreting and Dynamic DNA language
b. Tendencies instead of Characters.