Here’s an example of one set of circumstances where neutral evolution enhances creativity in a way that purely adaptive evolution does not.
That post is part of a short series on experiments in simulated evolution that you can try at home, with more planned to come. My hope is that giving folks some “hands-on” experience with evolution might make the topic more approachable. Feel free to share hypotheses and/or results here or in the comments there. And let me know if there are hypotheses you’d like to be able to test going forward.