Darwin-L Message Log 2:101 (October 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<2:101>From 72350.1764@CompuServe.COM  Tue Oct 19 13:40:47 1993

Date: 19 Oct 93 14:31:29 EDT
From: Earth Magazine <72350.1764@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: Re: a reference in altruism

I believe that there was another News and Views on Nowak and May's work in
Nature last summer.

It reported that Nowak and May found that if they make the cells in their
grid fallible -- that is made them sometimes think that the other cells had
defected when in fact they had cooperated -- another strategy did better than
Tit For Tat. I think they call the new strategy Win Stay Lose Switch. But even
with fallibility was still possible for a cooperative strategy to spread
through the grid.

Tom Waters

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