The Cybernetics of Competition: A Biologist's View of Society

@article{Hardin1963TheCO,
  title={The Cybernetics of Competition: A Biologist's View of Society},
  author={Garrett James Hardin},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  year={1963},
  volume={7},
  pages={58 - 84}
}
  • G. Hardin
  • Published 7 January 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Science fiction depends heavily on the postulation ofMartians, who are invariably assumed to be more advanced intellectually than we. The psychological reason for this assumption seems clear: the whole apocalyptic myth of the men from Mars fulfils needs that were earlier satisfied by the idea of an imminent Kingdom of Heaven. To the objective eye of an anthropologist, our fictional Martians are manifestly gods, and science fiction is a kind of theology. The odd thing is that before another… 

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