Paradox of the evolution of communication and of social interactivity.

  title={Paradox of the evolution of communication and of social interactivity.},
  author={Luca L. Cavalli-Sforza and Marcus W. Feldman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={80 7},
  • L. Cavalli-Sforza, M. Feldman
  • Published 1 April 1983
  • Economics
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Communication between individuals of a species is likely to increase the capacity to acquire skills useful for survival and propagation and thus may confer important selective advantages. Since interaction occurs between two or more individuals, the selective process is frequency dependent, and the analysis shows that communication cannot initially increase at a reasonable rate when it is limited to random unrelated individuals, so that it is likely to abort for stochastic reasons. However… 

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