Re: why aren't we smarter?

2003-11-26 Thread Robin Hanson
On 11/25/2003, Wei Dai wrote: Besides the well-known costs of higher intelligence (e.g., more energy use, bigger heads causing more difficult births), it seems that being smart can be a disadvantage when playing some non-zero-sum games. Here is one example. How often do these games occur in real

Re: why aren't we smarter?

2003-11-26 Thread Wei Dai
On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 04:47:17PM -0500, Robin Hanson wrote: There certainly do seem to be some situations in which it can pay not be seen as too clever by half. But of course there are many other situations in which being clever pays well. So unless the first set of situations are more