Replicator (cellular automaton)
In cellular automata, a replicator is a pattern that produces copies of itself.
On November 23, 2013, Dave Greene built the first pattern that "replicates" itself in Conway's Game of Life (B3/S23); however, this pattern is not considered a replicator, as the parent pattern is destroyed in the process of replication. Thus, the pattern is better referred to as a "linear propagator", or spaceship. [better source needed]
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