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The good, the bad and the lonely

In game theory, 'loners' who choose not to participate in fact promote cooperation between players. The dynamics of the game show phase transitions and complex phenomena reminiscent of statistical physics.

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Figure 1: Evolutionary kaleidoscope.

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Michor, F., Nowak, M. The good, the bad and the lonely. Nature 419, 677–679 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/419677a

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