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13 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 21 November 2008 11:05PM

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Comment author: Will_Pearson 22 November 2008 12:29:40PM -1 points [-]

I'm sure I have shown this to you before Eliezer, but other people might be interested in the very high rate of mutation in the cone shell poison genes.

Presumably this is under genetic control so counts as another meta innovation. How many are there throughout the world, we really don't know. I don't think reasoning about a process we don't really understand (evolution) will help us about trying to predict what happens when things go recursive.