Adaptive Valley Crossing

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Eric discusses Adaptive Valley Crossing during his 2008 talk at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Related to the concepts within Sewall Wright's theory of Adaptive Fitness Landscapes. Read about Adaptive Valleys on The Basics Guide.

Read Eric's 2013 Edge essay on Excellence vs Genius

Historical Examples[edit]

  • Jack's trade of a cow for three magic beans in Jack and the Beanstalk fairytale
  • Linus Pauling's Triple Helix
  • Dirac's prediction of the proton as the antiparticle to the electron
  • Einstein's use of the Ricci tensor without subtracting off some multiple of the metric in an early instantiation of gravity theory
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