Monday, October 24, 2011
Altruism Takes Time
Research of the survival rates of men, woman and children from the Titanic and the Lusitania revealed that more men survived when the ship sunk fast - i.e. time is controlling.
The Titanic took ~3 hours to sink - survivors were mostly female or children. On the Lusitania, which sank in 18 minutes from a German torpedo, survival of the fittest kicked in and healthy young males mostly survived. Panick controlled the Lusitania while planning and chivalry controlled the Titanic's passengers.