Tarpley, Axelrod, Evan Pugh discussed on Radiolab

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If the world Star Tarpley mean what what I take to be the big message though I mean what what always sent chills down my spine we see this version of morality around the world you don't be upright forgiving retaliatory I mean that sounds to me like the Old Testament it's not turn the other cheek it's an eye for an online but not ten ice for nine and to think that it's not something that's handed down by our teachers or my god but that is something that came from biology the argument personally from how do we know whether the math has anything to do with real people in real life situations are we just abstracting behavior and it's is this wise or is this just math this this is what's so impressive to me about Axelrod's work he tries to tie this to history and politics as seen I like to scan journals one of my happens it's best I guess it's part of my profession but I came across a book called the live and let live system in World War one so here's we jump away from the math in the computer tournaments and into something very real the war began late in July nineteen fourteen that stands the only wanted twelve expert in World War one Evan Pugh professor emeritus at Penn state the story that stands gonna help us tell takes place on what was called the western front which is basically these two lines of trenches very close to each other a few hundred yards apart in the stretch for hundreds of miles and that falls in November the weather turned bad heavy rains then it became icy slush and snow though it became disgusting because the trenches also were filled with rats rats the rats went after not only the food but after corpses it was oddly in this miserable disgusting hell hole the something quite amazing happened no one quite knows how it started but one day maybe around daybreak let's say while the two sides are fighting some of the British.

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