Saturday, April 28, 2007

hawks and doves and ()rational game theory

mort gave me this paper to read about how hawks often win arguments with doves in a level playing field - essentially, this can be considered as a weighted game, so it could be easily accounted for in various first strike, prisoner's dilemma, iterated/cooperative and non-cooperative games.

It also accoutns for how Programme Cttes often seem to hear out the people arguing to keep a paper out of a conference than those arguing in favour of keeping the paper in. Interestingly (unsurprisingly?) telling people this (that combative is more likely to sway people than passivity) is not sufficient to get them to adjust their I guess what we need is a passive aggresive counter strike:)

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