Re: Evolution in action (was: Re Kidney-nappers)

Hagbard Celine (
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 11:32:40 -0400

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> If you become known as a killer, people are less likely to share
> resources with you, while they will cooperate against you. Hence
> under some circumstances killers and defectors will be less effective
> than cooperators.

Killers and defectors may cooperate with each other as well. One
consequence of spontaneous order is the "syndicate." When one person
realizes that it is more efficient to kill or steal for resources, you
can be reasonably sure that others are of like mind. Order does not seem
to have any moral connotations other than in relation to moral views
concerning disorder. Spontaneous order may be for the community or
against it.