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Unformatted text preview: because H's tend to damage each other too much. In fact a population of all H's with V<C would go extinct. Thus which behavior evolves depends on the nature of the interactions. One can imagine many other games and payoff matrices that could be built to model other behaviors. The point of all this is to imagine the following: some species have ritualized displays that appear "civil" in an anthropomorphic sense. Have these behaviors evolved through a stage where hawks killed each other (C was high) to their current state where the cost C to engaging in a behavior is considerably less? This question could be addressed by comparing the behaviors of related species and applying the game theory approach....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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