In these simulations, two things influence competitiveness: immediate survivability (IS)
and baggage. The difference between these two principles are:
1) The "IS" of a group can be either positive or negative depending on the
IS of the overall competition. Baggage is never positive until the PAES
level reaches the point of producing the target organism. Before that
time and after the baggage level reaches three points, baggage is negative.
1) Each IS point of difference results in a 1% change in population while each
baggage point (after the first two points) results in a .01% decrease.
2) "IS" is general competitiveness while baggage is specific to the efficiency
of cellular processes due to a structure that has no immediate benefit.