Thursday, April 23, 2009

BBC Horizon - Nice Guys Finish First by Richard Dawkins (1987)

In this BBC program Richard Dawkins explains how selfish genes can give rise to cooperative altruistic behaviour that was discussed in his book The Selfish Gene. To simulate the evolution of cooperation, he uses a computer program that called Tit for Tat (a game theory for the prisoner's dilemma).

File Name ..........: BBC.Horizon-Nice.Guys.Finish.First.avi
Total Size (MB) ....: 687,73 MB
Video Length .......: 00:45:54

1 comment:

Andrew Clunn said...

Wow. This just completely blew my mind. I had always used game theory as my justification for being of the politically right leaning persuasion myself. But the issue about the reef thing scares me though, because it suggests that cooperation would win out in small communities, but in cities where people are generally anonymous, that it would not... I'm going to have to give this some real thought.

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