Thanks for the link! I wasn’t very far into it before I came across this:
My understanding must really be inadequate, because I can’t figure out how coin flips are information but my imaginary die rolls are not. Perhaps you could explain it to me? You read the whole article before linking it, right?
In the meantime, I take it I do need to keep going.
AC is a real word, so it gets a reproduction bonus! Now we have B, C, BB, CC, A, D, BD, AC and AC.
Addition: B, C, BB, CC, A, D, BD, AC, AC, BA, CB, BBC, CCD, AA, DB, BDC, and ACD. Reproduction bonuses for AC and BBC!
Deletion: B, C, BB, CC, A, D, BD, AC, AC, AC, BA, CB, BBC, BBC, CCD, AA, DB, BDC, ACD, B, C, D, C, C, C, A, B, BC, BC, CD, A, B, DC, and CD. More reproduction bonuses: AC, BBC, DC, and CD. Gosh, what are the chances of creating meaningful words out of random letters?
More to the point, how far do you think I can go with this if I implement grammar bonuses and take out the non-words with a plague or two?