Evolution is a behavior that emerges in any system that has:
Evolutionary systems often generate unexpected solutions. Nature selects for good enough.
There is no such thing as advantageous in a general sense. There is only advantageous for the circumstances you’re living in. — Olivia Judson, Santa Fe Institute
Evolving systems exist in punctuated equilibrium.
- What systems (beside biology) exhibit evolutionary behavior? Remember, evolution happens in any system with mutation, heredity, selection.
- What happens to an evolutionary system when you remove mutation? Heredity? Selection?
- Do you see a system with one of these properties? How can you introduce the other two?
Resources: Evolutionary Systems on Wikipedia.