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In its rules of ethical behaviour, religious traditions can be compared in some ways to modern game theory. The scientist and secular humanist Carl Sagan identified six common moral codes in his essay The Rules of the Game.

Golden Rule
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Silver Rule
Do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you.
Brass Rule
Do unto others as they do unto you.
Iron Rule
Do unto others as you like, before they do it unto you.
Tin Rule
Suck up to those above you, and abuse those below.
Tit-for-Tat Rule
Cooperate with others first, then do unto them as they do unto you.

Golden Rule