Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-21-2006, 04:12 AM   #1
myst7426
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Does anyone see a relationship here? Pure capitalistic economics that is. Natural selection and the invisible hand seem to be very similar.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2006, 07:31 AM   #2
whoneedscience
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Indeed. Not exactly the same, but there are parallels arising over competition for scarce resources and interdependencies of limited markets. Game Theory is pretty heavy in oligopolies, for instance, (like in the automotive industry, where one company bases its decisions on what it expects from its few competitors rather than purely on the demands of the market) as well is in the evolution of social communities (where morality can develop from purely selfish motivations).
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2006, 10:08 AM   #3
a different tim
Obsessed Member
 
a different tim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oxford, UK.
Posts: 2,330
Known historical fact - Darwin was influenced by Adam Smith (as well as Malthus). Stephen Jay Gould wrote an essay on it called "Darwin and Paley meet the invisible hand" which you can find here.

"You care for nothing but shooting, dogs and rat-catching, and will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family"
a different tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:49 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin - Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2000 - , Raving Atheists [dot] com frequency-supranational frequency-supranational