Re: virus: Rationality

Martz (
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 00:54:04 +0000

On Wed, 26 Feb 1997, Dave Pape <> wrote:

>Ouch. I just plain disagree with this. Sorry; I reckon that if your brain
>judged angles when you were learning to shoot, then you could "port"
>angle-judging skills from one activity to another, and so learning to throw
>a ball into a bucket would help learning to fire a shotgun. I dunno... maybe
>it DOES. But also, the learning curve effects you get with shotgun things
>are the same as the learning curves you get for all sorts of other skills.
>If it was a question of you learning the maths with your unconscious brain,
>wouldn't you expect learning effects and error rates different to those
>which are actually observed?

I have to agree with Dave here. I reckon it's just a case of the nervous
system learning by trial and error. These inputs (feedback from muscles
+ visual cortex) plus this action (point here, pull trigger) = wahay!
got the bugger. I'll do it like that again next time.


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