Taking ``biology'' just seriously enough: Commentary on ``On the Mapping of Genotype to Phenotype in Evolutionary Algorithms'' by Peter A. Whigham, Grant Dick, and James Maclaurin

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@Article{Foster:2017:GPEM,
  author =       "James A. Foster",
  title =        "Taking ``biology'' just seriously enough: Commentary
                 on ``On the Mapping of Genotype to Phenotype in
                 Evolutionary Algorithms'' by {Peter A. Whigham, Grant
                 Dick, and James Maclaurin}",
  journal =      "Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines",
  year =         "2017",
  volume =       "18",
  number =       "3",
  pages =        "395--398",
  month =        sep,
  note =         "Special Peer Commentary on Mapping of Genotype to
                 Phenotype in Evolutionary Algorithms",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  ISSN =         "1389-2576",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/s10710-017-9296-x",
  size =         "4 pages",
  abstract =     "``On the Mapping of Genotype to Phenotype in
                 Evolutionary Algorithms,'' by Peter A. Whigham, Grant
                 Dick, and James Maclaurin \cite{Whigham:2017:GPEM}, is
                 a welcome reminder that evolutionary computation
                 practitioners should be wary of taking their biological
                 analogies too seriously. But more importantly, it is a
                 reminder to practitioners to consider carefully their
                 representations and operators, rather than blindly
                 implementing a biological analogy without sufficient
                 attention to the constraints of software engineering.
                 ``It works in biology, so it should work in EC'' is
                 poor, even lazy, software design. The primary
                 contribution of this paper is exactly what a commentary
                 should be: to (re)ignite discussions about how
                 biological inspiration should inform EC practice",
  notes =        "Introduction in \cite{Spector:2017:GPEM}

                 An author's reply to this comment is available at
                 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10710-017-9289-9
                 \cite{Whigham:2017:GPEM2}.

                 This comment refers to the article available at:
                 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10710-017-9288-x
                 \cite{Whigham:2017:GPEM}.",
}

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