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Game theory

a mathematical theory that deals with action in a conflict situation as if it were a game in which each player seeks to maximise his opponent's losses.


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Re: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics

... your possible explanation about the eyebrows....I have heard a similar theory. That said, I still question whether or not such advantages would have been enough of a "game-changer" for the individual to distinguish itself from its peers and allow ...

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by stephen502
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:47 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics
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Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics

... eyebrows. Also, consider the eyes on a peacock's tail. I have heard the theory (don't know if its true) that perhaps in the past, peacocks as a population ... the population as a whole became resistant to the disease, but the eye game was still on. Eyebrows may not be a signal of health, but they ...

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by Rap
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:13 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics
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Views: 4975

Theories - Origin of Life

... wanted to explain something more about evolution, we would update the theory itself rather than try and invent a new theory to explain it. Scientific ... out of control… I’m getting a feel that we were discussing the game of Craps or something. And that is sufficient reason to dismiss the ...

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by AstraSequi
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:09 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Views: 907125

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... with the general premise that "gradualism" is not the only game in town, as do Dawkins and Coyne and most biologists. I do not support ... which is also the source of Dawkins' and Coyne's objections. The theory of symbiotic relationships driving evolution by Lynn Margulis, Is ...

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by wbla3335
Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:01 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 907125

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... to stay within the relative safety of the pixel of Darwinian evolution theory (and all its assumptions). Life has not started with evolution; life ... very beginning of it all on universal scale. Every character in this game takes the rules it’s based on as given, even though, in reality, NOBODY ...

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by Nick7
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:22 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 907125
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