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improvius



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,10:18   

One of the posters from the RD forums set up a site that lets people select (end thereby evolve) randomly generated faces.

Anyway, I think it's a pretty cool application of selection theory.  Here's the link.

The original post is in this thread.

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qetzal



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,10:55   

Doesn't work for me, using IE7. Gives a message saying "No canvas (try it in Firefox instead)."

  
improvius



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,11:29   

I've been using FF almost exclusively for a while now.  I got tired of IE7 crashing and just gave up on it.

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,11:42   

I would never use IE7 again, except HP and Microsoft update won't work with Firefox.  Damn proprietary Darwinist, intellectual, elitist, Yankee fans!!!

edited for topicality: really like the face generator.  Any bets on how long it takes for the first IDiot to misunderstand what is going on and complain of front-loading the software?

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dheddle



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,13:49   

That is pretty darn cool, although the face that evolved looks like a cross between Genghis Khan and Natalie Portman. I would have preferred just Natalie Portman.

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improvius



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,14:15   

Quote (dheddle @ Oct. 05 2007,14:49)
That is pretty darn cool, although the face that evolved looks like a cross between Genghis Khan and Natalie Portman. I would have preferred just Natalie Portman.

Remember, all of the faces we're seeing now are transitional  ;) .  Just keep going back and selecting the ones that look more like Natalie.  I'll bet we'll see quite a bit of difference in just a day or two.  Even since yesterday, the changes have been dramatic.

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,14:23   

YES BUT YOU'VE ALL SMUGGLED THE INFORMATION IN / IT WAS FRONTLOADED..  :angry:

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,21:05   

The ID answer is fairly obvious: in this case, unlike most sims where Dembski can pretend that somehow humans are always unwittingly smuggling in the information when they tweak the variables... an intelligence is doing all the selecting.

I have a question: because the program asks for only a face, is it likely that the odd background clutter which sometimes looks like hair, will ever calm down, or will it get randomised because it's not selected for?

  
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