Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

More press for paper that de-bunks the zero determinant superiority

Posted 03 Sep 2013 / 0

There has been additional coverage of the paper showing that “zero determinant” strategies in the Prisoner’s Dilemma are not evolutionarily robust:

Phys.orgGenerosity leads to evolutionary success, biologists show

Popular ScienceEvolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

Here’s the original paper: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USAFrom extortion to generosity, evolution in the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma

It is kind of funny that the Press and Dyson paper that inspired this “scientific response” got so much press given that it did not even take an evolutionary approach to game theory!

And if you were wondering what the everyperson of Tahlequah, Oklahoma thinks of this study, here you have it:

Tahlequah Daily PressNew study: Evolution favors teamwork

I had a sneaking feeling that the liberals were behind this whole scheme to eliminate one of the seven deadly sins and overthrow Satan (without any help from the church)!

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