Main Question or Discussion Point
Hey guys, this is my first time working on a genetic algorithm. It seems to me that the algorithm is primarily defined by how you choose to define your crossover operator and fitness function. Let's say the crossover takes two parents and produces one child. Is it necessary/good/bad/etc that the child should have a higher fitness than either of its parents? Or do we let the selection function take care of making sure that our population increases in fitness over time?