Work in progress

Here are some papers which have not yet appeared in print, but are at some stage of development.

“‘From Each According to His Ability’: The Evolution of Respect for Needs”

Much work has been done attempting to show how processes of cultural evolution can give rise to a general tendency to share-and- share alike. However, one shortcoming with these models is that they tend to assume perfect symmetry between players and, at the same time, to omit differences in need. In developing a more sophisticated bargaining model which includes both resource production and resource division, we show how cultural evolutionary processes can give rise, under certain circumstances, to a universal respect for needs.

“Properties and Prediction”

This paper needs some work, but I’m fond of the argument. It’s an attempt to say something interesting about the fact that the cellular automaton rule 110 is capable of universal computation.