Game Theory in Studies of Evolution and Development: Prospects for Deeper Use
Ross (Don)
Source: Biological Theory, Winter 2006, Vol. 1, No. 1: 31-32
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    In the absence of competition for resources, there would be no selection, and all biological change would be random. In the absence of returns to strategic cooperation and coordination, there would be no multicellularity or sexuality, and therefore no development. Game theory is the basic mathematical technology for modeling competition and cooperation and their interanimation. Therefore, we can be assured in advance of any empirical work that game theory is necessarily relevant to modeling evolution and development….

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