Monkeys, Weasels and Shakespeare, Explained


In a previous article, I described how 101 trained monkeys could come up with a line from a Shakespeare play.   And in a subsequent article, I simulated the process with a small computer program.   In this article, I would like to explain why this process is important to the theory of evolution. Continue reading

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On Monkeys and Shakespeare, Preliminary Results


In a previous post I described how 101 monkeys might be able to create a line of Shakespeare without being able to read or write the English language.   After describing the process, I asked the reader if they could guess how many times the monkeys would have to run the process in order to get the line of Shakespeare.

In this post I would like to reveal the monkeys’ results. Continue reading