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Selfish versus altruistic behavior

Selfish behavior is widely recognized as the behavior most rewarding for genetic evolutionary fitness. The EACH project however, finds that altruistic behavior under the right circumstances can be beneficial for the survival of species over selfish beahvior. To show this, consider two types of asexual individuals exist in the population, differing only in their altruistic …

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The Predator-prey model

The Predator-Prey model we use for simulation is a a simplification of an ecological system. It depicts creation and deceasing of agents and the consequential transformation of energy between agents within the system. For simplicity reasons energy is used as the ultimate currency of evolutionary fitness; being probably health, wealth and survival and reproduction opportunities. …

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Wealth as a heritage – cross country

Wealth as a heritage – cross country Economic wealth can usually be inherited through parents, family or other relatives. However, economic wealth can also be more indirectly inherited through the public institutions, technology and knowledge individuals can tap into, without any particular proprietary exchange. For instance, when someone is born in a western economy like …

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The principles of evolution (gutenberg)

The purpose of  this post is to lay out general features of evolution which are related to human beings. These  features can give valuable insights in how evolution has shaped human behavior. Let’s define evolution as essentially change throughout time and let’s assume that these changes can occur by either physical  processes or by behavior of …

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