Re: virus: Altruism, Empathy, the Superorganism, and the Priso ner'sDillema

Martz (
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 22:58:54 +0100

On Fri, 25 Apr 1997, "Wright, James 7929" <> wrote:
>Dan wrote:
>>Beautifully said, Martz! Are you feeling anything like a gazelle,
>No; I am neither furry not herbivorous.<VBG!>
>You are free to disagree with me as much as you choose; I also to show
>you where we differ in definition.
>>BTW, in the spirit of the original thread, the opposite of 'cooperation'
>Huh? Defection from what (idea?)

Defection from the cooperative alliance. And to do just that (sorry Dan)
I'm not sure it's broad enough for there must have been cooperation in
order to have defection. I'm thinking more of the stubborn individuals
we run across occasionally who'd rather die than cooperate at all. I've
just looked up 'uncooperative' in my trusty Concise Oxford and I find...
'not cooperative'. So it seems that even the Oxford scholars are
buggered if they can think of a better word for it.


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