Do Arctic Hares Play Parrondo’s Games?

  title={Do Arctic Hares Play Parrondo’s Games?},
  author={Kang Hao Cheong and Jin Ming Koh and Michael C. Jones},
  journal={Fluctuation and Noise Letters},
We remark on Nelson and Masel’s (2017, 2018) papers [Intercellular competition and the inevitability of multicellular aging, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114 (2017) 12982–12987; Reply to Cheong et al.: Unicellular survival precludes Parrondo’s paradox, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 115 (2018) E5260, ], addressing the connection between the published work and the game-theoretic Parrondo’s paradox. The Parrondo’s paradox refers to the phenomenon of achieving… 
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  • P. Nelson, J. Masel
  • Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2018
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