Evolution in Information Processing

Posted on December 20, 2012 · Posted in Newsletters

Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of years ago while gathering food on the plains of Africa, our ancestors may have received two simultaneous pieces of information. First, there were an abundance of nuts and berries all around them. Second, stalking in the grass nearby was a pride of lions. If they focused on the good news, natural selection may have ensured that they did not survive to hunt and gather another day.

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