Is Cooperation Worth It?
Posted by andreasw on Jun 7, 2011 at 12:45 am
Here’s an interesting interview from the Big Questions site supported by the John Templeton Foundation.
Martin Nowak, director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University, discusses his book Supercooperators, in which he researched the role of cooperation in biology. It’s a fascinating discussion on his study, in which he concluded that cooperation is actually more beneficial to human beings than pure selfishness – and all from a biological standpoint.
We usually make these arguments from a faith perspective, and Nowak’s argument adds some firepower to this point of view. Seems that God did know what he was doing at creation!