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God and Game Theory

A couple of weeks ago, a professional colleague of mine suggested I should check out something called “game theory.” It is, I have since learned, a mathematical theory and also, for psychologists and others, a way of analyzing social interactions. Stated briefly, it divides these interactions into what are called “zero-sum,” and “non-zero-sum.” In zero-sum exchanges, one person wins and the other person, or persons, loses. Non-zero-sum exchanges are similar to what I also have heard called “win-win scenarios,” and are an exchange in which both parties benefit from the interaction. Continue reading

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