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enMathematical mysteries: Survival of the nicest?
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<p>One of the most puzzling aspects of human behaviour is cooperation, in situations where backstabbing and selfishness would seem to be more rewarding. From the point of view of evolutionary theory, the very existence of altruism and cooperation appear mysterious.</p>
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<h2>Survival of the nicest?</h2>
One of the most puzzling aspects of human behaviour is cooperation, in situations where backstabbing and selfishness would seem to be more rewarding. From the point of view of evolutionary theory, the very existence of altruism and cooperation appear mysterious. The mechanics of evolution seem to imply that rugged competition is the order of the day; that, given an opportunity to benefit by
cheating someone, or by defaulting on a deal, we will inevitably do so.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/mathematical-mysteries-survival-nicest" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/mathematical-mysteries-survival-nicest#comments19altruismcooperationevolutiongame theoryIterated Prisoners' DilemmaMathematical mysteriesPrisoner's DilemmaTit for TatTit for Tat with forgivenessSat, 01 Dec 2001 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin4755 at http://plus.maths.org/content