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Author Topic:   Things evolutionists can't (or can???) explain?
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Message 46 of 46 (55865)
09-16-2003 7:20 PM
Reply to: Message 45 by crashfrog
09-16-2003 7:11 PM

The value of cooperation is not JUST kin selection - there really can be a genuine survival benefit for the individual. Indeed, the application of game theory (the so-called "Prisoner's Dilemma" being a well known example) indicates that in a small group (a small tribe or a village) it is better in the long term to deal fairly even if it sacrifices immediate gain.

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