dervis can vural
intro’d to Dervis via Mark Frazier fb share to p2p research group
“Fragmentation as the key to stable cooperation” – an insight that applies to human societies, too?
Believe it or not—it’s in our nature to cooperate with one another, even when cheating may be more profitable.
In the absence of fluid flow, cheaters ultimately took over, weakened and killed the entire population.
to me.. this is saying.. in the absence of the fluidity (true-freedom) of an undisturbed ecosystem.. that’s where we get the myths.. the science of people ness.. and all of us being not us.. that we call ie: tragedy of commons et al
why we need to trust gersehnfeld sel.. as our best bet for safety net
However, when the team introduced flow into the model, shear forces caused some of the microbial groups to distort and occasionally fragment, which limits the spread of cheaters.
“Fragmentation is the key to stable cooperation,” Can Vural said. “If groups manage to fragment more often than mutants appear, then cooperation will prevail. It’s a bit like starting a new forest before the fire catches on.”
on notre dame site:
Derviş Can Vural is interested in systems where (1) disorder and (2) strong interactions plays an important role. He uses analytic and computational approaches to solve many-body problems in statistical mechanics, condensed matter physics, and theoretical biology. Research themes include complex networks, population genetics and evolution, disordered / soft materials, many-body quantum mechanics, inverse problems, reliability theory, swarms and active matter.
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