The Evolution of Cooperation

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The Evolution of Cooperation

 

ScienceDaily (June 8, 2012) — Max Planck scientists have developed a new theoretical model on the evolution of cooperation.

 

Evolution by definition is cold and merciless: it selects for success and weeds out failure. It seems only natural to expect that such a process would simply favour genes that help themselves and not others. Yet cooperative behaviour can be observed in many areas, and humans helping each other are a common phenomenon. Thus, one of the major questions in science today is how cooperative behaviour could evolve. 

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120608100557.htm

 

 

"Experiments are the only means of knowledge at our disposal. The rest is poetry, imagination." Max Planck