*Average Complexity (with complexity vs. without complexity) *

This graph quite clearly shows that the complexity of individuals in a population that is not evaluated on their complexity will grow, while that of a population that is evaluated on their complexity will shrink until it reaches an asymptotic value, at which point the players are just too simple to compete effectively. Futhermore, the graph of the average fitness quite clearly demostrates the suprerior performance of the individuals toward the end of the test without complexity, which (as seen above) were actually quite complex. From this, it is safe to say that the intuitive correlation between the performance of a population and the complexity of its members is probably correct.

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