Re: SOCIOLOGY: Cooperation & ANGER

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jan 14 2002 - 11:49:13 MST

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> From: "Dossy" <>
> > "You may get more bees with honey than vinegar, but
> > a good bug spray will kill them all."
> Bees are sometimes referred to as "angry" when irritated by meddlers or when
> their hives are disturbed. Remember that without bees, plants (crops) don't
> get pollinated, and that can lead to massive starvation. So, again anger (in
> this case insect anger) serves to enhance ecological cooperation.

Anger is of singular importance for consensual cooperation, as a signal
of lack of consent. Without such a signal, players would just run
roughshod over each other, oblivious to others desires and needs, and no
consent would actually occur.

Mike Lorrey

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Fri Nov 01 2002 - 13:37:34 MST