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Biologists Find Cooperation Leads to Evolutionary Success, Not Selfishness

Rodrigo Mejia

Two biologists at the University of Pennsylvania backed up evidence of successful cooperation in evolution by writing out the formula that explains generosity --a puzzlement to biologists since Charles Darwin laid the groundwork for competition among species. "Our paper shows that no selfish strategies will succeed in evolution...the only strategies that are evolutionary robust are generous ones."

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  • Ben Goldhirsh

    gosh I love this. givers win in the long run.