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An object is said to be endemic to a rule if it can only exist in that rule, i.e. if no change in the rule's birth and survival conditions supports the object.[1] The term is understood to be relative to a certain class of cellular automata, e.g. outer-totalistic Life-like cellular automata or isotropic non-totalistic Life-like cellular automata.

References

  1. Rhombic. Re: Miscellaneous Discoveries in Other Cellular Automata (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums