[ExI] 5th Grade Science Fair -- Evolution

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Mar 26 10:27:15 UTC 2012

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 05:17:29PM -0600, Kelly Anderson wrote:
> 2012/3/25 Giovanni Santostasi <gsantostasi at gmail.com>:
> > Do you buy the flies from a biological supplier?
> I bought them online, the Commercial Size... You could buy a smaller
> kit, but I wanted enough stuff to go multiple generations.
> http://www.buyfruitflies.com/shop_culturekit.html

Notice that what you're doing is exactly the thing which
would happen to self-rep systems capable of leaving the
solar system.

Consider a series of dishes with sterilized drosophila food,
in a tunnel many megameters long. The first flies to emerge 
from the other end are nothing like what you put in first.

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