Re: Ethics

Anders Sandberg (
Tue, 17 Dec 1996 16:06:40 +0100 (MET)

On Tue, 17 Dec 1996, Guru George wrote:

> Because as TIT FOR TAT shows, it is objectively the
> case that co-operation wins in the end, therefore these traits will
> be selected for, both genetically and culturally.

Remember that a population of TIT FOR TAT is not stable in the long run if
mutations and evolution occurs, defectors appear and gain great temporary
benefits of the overly kind population, which then collapses. And after a
while nice strategies emerge, and the cycle begins anew...

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