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by Aaron Kahland
The answer can, in part, be explained by how the low intelligent play the prisoner’s dilemma game compared with the highly intelligent. The research can be found here:
The study found that
—‘…it is cognitively demanding to sustain cooperation in a ten-round repeated prisonerâs dilemma. … In our experiment, as in the twin study of Segal and Hershberger (1999), pairs of players with higher cognitive ability are substantially better at cooperating. Further, we find that is the cognitive ability of a pair of players, and not the ability of an individual player, that predicts cooperation.’—
High IQ leads to higher rates of co-operation. Trust is both a consequence of and necessity for long term co-operation or multi-co-operations.
And this gets to the crux of why Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s discussion of IQ is so fundamentally flawed. It isn’t about the individual – it is about the group.
To paraphrase Clinton, ‘it’s the group stupid!’