Beating Alpha

iterating towards truth


collaborative equilibrium > competitive equilibrium

Have you ever wondered how you can be alive even for a second? Collaboration. Imagine if every cell in your body did not trust other cells and acted in its own self-interest and did not collaborate. You would be dead in a second, and this organism would not have evolved into such a complex being like a human.

Let’s argue against it. Let’s use the competition and selection process as a counterargument to our headline. In the process of evolution, organisms with advantageous traits are more likely to survive and reproduce, passing on those traits to future generations. Thus, the struggle for survival and competition among organisms can also lead to the development of complex beings like humans. Can the less advantageous „gene“ be considered a bug rather than a feature? I believe so. Therefore using the argument that every cell is competing with other cells is invalid. Complex collaboration can lead to dead ends (bugs), as well as to progress (features).

Therefore long-term, collaborative equilibrium trumps competitive equilibrium.

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