Re: Incentives LO1403

Dr. Ivan Blanco (BLANCO@BU4090.BARRY.EDU)
Sat, 27 May 1995 23:32:17 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO1377 --

<<< From: Michael McMaster <>
Date: Thu, 25 May 1995 11:20:28

Who said cooperation provides a "safe harbour". I find cooperation
to be at least as demanding as competition. (Actually I find
competition easier.) >>>

Competition and collaboration go hand in hand, in fact "competition is
often cooperation in disguise."
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Michael also says...
<<The most destructive element in nature is head-to-head competition.
sibling rivalry is the worst. Species preying on themselves won't
survive. We can distinguish scarcity and limited resources without
then translating the condition to one of competition.>>

I don't even think that animals pray on each other. From what I know,
animals really take care of the weaker members of the groups that serve as
food for them. In fact, it is necessary that the weak deer serve as food
for the wolves, because the weak and sick members of the deer population
would eventually create more serious problems for the healthy deer!

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