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Electronic Arts banks on evolutionary process

It is green, has two legs, four arms, two mouths, an eye in the back of its head and, says Frank Drake, who founded the US's Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence in 1961, it is the perfect creature for earth.

"I call it Supersapiens," Mr Drake, 78, told the new California Academy of Sciences last week as he presented an animation of the creature dancing and singing with its children.

It is one of 3m new "species" brought to life and uploaded on to the internet since June by users of Creature Creator, video game software from Electronic Arts.

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