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These systems use ant rules, are morphic, take their right neighbor's animal if the cell agrees with only the right neighbor. etc.
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Unlike some earlier systems, though, there's more variety in the animals the cells are initialized with...instead of each cell starting out as one of a set of two or four animals, as is the case for some of the systems previously posted to this thread, the cells in these systems are picked "randomly" from the entire set of possible animals. So, in all likelihood, each cell in these systems starts out with a different animal than the others.
Through time, then, based on the data in the system, the animals tend to compete with each other, selecting themselves down to a smaller set of animal functions. Maybe they're not competing, but the systems tend, at least, to evolve toward states containing fewer overall animals.
Could our universe be composed of elementary building blocks that are fickle? Could one of our particles be following one rule at one time and another at a different time? (A preceeding question is: at the most fundamental level, is our universe composed of elements that are homogenous, or are there different types of parts operating down there?) (I realize there may be accepted scientific theories that answer these questions...I'm questioning here purely from a CA-centric perspective.)
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