Music, you might think, is an innately human pursuit; something which can only truly be written by us, the most intelligent of creatures. But a team of researchers has demonstratedthat, actually, it's possible for digital music to evolve by itself, without any creative input from a composer.Armand Leroi, professor of evolutionary developmental biology at Imperial College London, explains the thinking behind the work to the BBC:
"We don't often think of music as evolving, but everybody knows it has a history and it has traditions. But if you think about it, it really has evolved, it is changing continuously. We believe music evolves by a fundamentally Darwinian process - so we wanted to test that idea."
Via Ashish Umre