Scientists at Jurassic Park dig up a fossil and use a computer to identify that it is a velociraptor. They note certain characteristics of its bone structure and suggest it shares more in common with present-day birds than it does with reptiles.
Hank provides background information on the biologist who contributed to evolutionary history: Charles Darwin. He also explains the four principles of Darwin's idea of natural selection, which are variation, heritability, struggle for existence, and survival and reproduction rates.
Key Words: Genetic Drift, Fitness, Variations of Phenotype, Heritable, The Struggle for Existence, Survival and Reproduction Rates
In this clip, Charlie suggests using an evolutionary algorithm to search for abnormal behavior after a murder occurs in a video game with a real-life component. Evolutionary algorithms imitate the biological process of natural selection to find optimal solutions.