Re: virus: Re: Rationality

Alexander Williams (
Fri, 07 Mar 1997 14:19:01 -0500

Robin Faichney wrote:
> >Perhaps `free will' as the ability of a memetic environment to operate
> >without its future state known precisely by any other entity.
> Delete "other"?

If I have a perfectly accurate model of my own behaviour, does that
really count as a lack of free will or just knowing my own reactions
really well? What about if its not known to /me/ that its perfectly
accurate, it just happens to be?

   Alexander Williams{}
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There is something that  happens to an  enemy when he sees his  home
and family stepped on by a hundred ton metal man.    -- Arkon Verian
Of  all the weapons of the  Empire, the  greatest and most respected
were the Metal Knights.  These Knights had served the leaders of the
Bendar for Generations,   righting wrongs and  bringing  fear to the
Empire's Enemies.  It is  said that these  metal giants were  shaped
like men so  that the alien servants of  Evil would know that it was
Man who defeated them.
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