Re: Selfishness Report

From: animated silicon love doll (
Date: Thu Jan 24 2002 - 14:26:02 MST

2002.01.23 23:50:32, wrote:

>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A concern with one's reputation can help counter
>humanity's inherently selfish instincts, according to research published in
>the latest issue of the journal Nature.

since when are cooperation and selfishness mutually exclusive? it would be not-selfish if
they gave more in the public game without expecting to get anything in return for it later...
but in the tests without the indirect game, they did not give as much in the public game,
because there was no return. how is that not selfish?

or maybe i just read too much ayn rand.

cheshire morgan. we all create life, some of us with wombs,
                        some with smiles, some with patient hands.
                        we are all gods, if we choose to be.

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