Physis - software tool for studying the evolution of
self-replcating machine-code computer programs.
Physis - a versatile term in ancient greek philosophy. Its meanings are:
nature, origin, spring, birth, growth, increase, constitution,
character, peculiarity, essence, substance, exterior, outward form,
appearance, nature of soul/spirit, character, personality, natural
inclinations, (animal) instinct, regular order of nature, creator
nature, primary element, creation, creature, species, sex
shortly we can say it is the vast creative power of nature, more
specifically nowadays we call it simply evolution. The ultimate goal of
this project is to let this power free in digital computers, and
waiting for the e-cambrian explosion.
Hence the name, physis.
According to our approach living organisms and computer programs are
beautiful structures and are pretty much the same thing. For a
more down-to-earth summary of this work please press the 'Research'
The old website can be found here,
although it's no longer maintained and may contain obsolete
information. [and I have no time to maintain a hungarian version,
any volunteers? ]