Re: virus: Altruism, Empathy, the Superorganism, and the

Corey A. Cook (
Mon, 28 Apr 97 18:33:25 CT

Lee wrote:
>Frankly, having any discussion about self-interest and cooperation
>without knowing intimately about Axelrod and Prisoner's Dilemma and
>basic econonomics and game theory is like having a discussion about
>quantum mechanics with someone who doesn't know what the Michaelson-
>Morley experiment or the EPR paradox or Bell's inequality are.

Very fun, no? There you are, perhaps this persons only connection
with the formalized discussion of whatever you are discussing, and
you have the chance to let someone in on the secrets of the game.
With this new knowledge, that person might go on to expand your
field of interest to unknown reaches. Or, you can treat them like
fools and just hope that they will curl up and die.

It's your choice.

Corey A. Cook

* The One Universal Truth: *
* Regardless of what you *
* choose, you'll be wrong *