Spore: A marriage of evolutionary biology and computer simulated games

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Will Wright, the godfather of gaming, is rolling out his latest creation—“Spore.” The game can best be described as “evolution meets computer simulation.” Eight years in the making—a mere nanosecond in the evolutionary scheme of things—this greatly anticipated game hits stores this Sunday. For a sneak preview we check in with enthusiastic gamer and evolutionary biologist, Dr. Thomas NearGuest: Dr. Thomas Near, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University