Selfish Genes and Evolutionary Computation

  • Jan ZelinkaEmail author
Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 4)


This paper deals with the relation between the so-called selfish genes and evolutionary computing without wishing to immerse into the biological evolution theories. The main goal is to show how a selfish gene could appear and how it is possible to demonstrate the presence of a selfish gene. We also want to answer the question if and how can the selfish gene be beneficial in the evolutionary computing.


Evolution Theory Evolutionary Computation Logic System Stable Strategy Empirical Science 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Applied SciencesUniversity of West BohemiaPlzeňCzech Republic

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