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Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 07 March 2010 09:27:27AM *  4 points [-]

Game theorists discuss one-shot Prisoner's dilemma, why people who don't know Game Theory suggest the irrational strategy of cooperating, and how to make them intuitively see that defection is the right move.

Comment author: RobinZ 07 March 2010 05:26:38PM 1 point [-]

Interesting. Has this experiment actually been run, and does it change the percentages in the responses relative to the textbook version?

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 07 March 2010 06:35:04PM 0 points [-]

That would be scientific approach to Dark Arts.

Comment author: RobinZ 07 March 2010 07:26:44PM 0 points [-]

The linked post seemed to run far ahead of the presented evidence - and this is a kind of situation in which the scientific method is known to be quite powerful.

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 07 March 2010 10:45:10PM *  0 points [-]

Sure. Dark arts don't stain the power of scientific approach, though probably defy the purpose.