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34 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 November 2007 03:45PM

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Comment author: Cyan2 04 November 2007 02:09:11AM 2 points [-]

Rational thought needs a knowledge base; given that, it can outperform evolution. When the knowledge base is lacking and improving it is difficult, then an evolutionary strategy may be the best course. Lots of examples of genetic algorithms accomplishing what rational design couldn't (with the current knowledge base) at TalkOrigins.