In a world where everybody is out for himself, the winning strategy is to be forgiving.
Martin Nowak

The Mathematics of Being Nice

The Mathematics of Being Nice

Apr 7, 2011-- Cooperation is interesting because it essentially means that you help someone else, someone who is a potential competitor. You reduce your own success in order to increase the success of somebody else. Why should you do that? Why should natural selection favour such behavior? To answer these questions, Martin Nowak highlights 5 types of humans cooperation via evolutionary dynamics and experimental tests of human behavior. His ultimate conclusion? The ability to cooperate is the secret of humanity's success. (11970 reads)

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