Is evolution creative?

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  author =       "P. J. Bentley",
  title =        "Is evolution creative?",
  booktitle =    "Proceedings of the AISB'99 Symposium on Creative
                 Evolutionary Systems",
  year =         "1999",
  editor =       "P. J. Bentley and D. Corne",
  pages =        "28--34",
  address =      "Edinburgh",
  publisher =    "The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence
                 and Simulation of Behaviour",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, gades, CE,
                 sussex, System, systems",
  ISBN =         "1-902956-03-6",
  URL =          "",
  publicationstatus = "published",
  size =         "7 pages",
  abstract =     "Can evolution demonstrate some of the properties of
                 creativity? This paper argues that it can, and provides
                 examples which the author feels illustrate some of the
                 awesome power and feats of design which resemble
                 creativity. Is evolution, then, truly creative? This is
                 clearly a much harder question, for it requires a
                 definition of creativity that most subjective and
                 controversial of words. This paper explores and
                 discusses various aspects of creativity, attempting to
                 determine to what extent evolution satisfies each
                 definition. The paper ends by summarising the
                 discussion, and presenting amalgamations of four
                 different worldviews.",
  notes =        "The AISB'99 Convention took place in March 1999,
                 hosted jointly by the University of Edinburgh and the
                 Edinburgh College of Art",

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