I've tried, but I can't get over the fact the people in Epoch are at a dis-advantage. They have crappy food, it's not warm, they don't have beds to sleep in, etc....
I get the social experiment part. And I get the environmental part.
I don't think it's fair. If you pit two people against each other, the one who is well fed and rested will usually beat the other one. Even factoring the human drive to want better I still find the Epoch team so highly dis-advantaged that the experiment in my opinion is skewed.