Re: virus: Fundamentals

Vicki Rosenzweig (
Fri, 29 Mar 1996 13:28:00 -0800 (PST)

I have a feeling we are confusing "this is a logical action"
with "this did not happen randomly." I may have any number
of reasons for doing things, most of which have little to do
with logic in the usual sense: that is, I don't start with a set
of facts or beliefs (axioms) and reason from there to figure
out what I will do. I'm sure there are reasons that I enjoy tea
and dislike coffee, but I'd hate to have to explain this preference
in terms of logic.

Therefore, there's a real difference between saying "there may
be a conscious force more powerful than we are influencing
our lives" (I say "conscious" to avoid difficulties like whether
gravity counts) or "if there is a creator, it must have a reason for
its actions" and "if there is a creator, it must behave in a rational
(or predictable) way."

Vicki Rosenzweig