Re: virus: Incredulity

Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki (
Fri, 14 Mar 1997 09:46:37 -0500

>Simple observation will show that rationality has one major bonus over
>irrationality: since the thought process is consious, one can track the
>process and verify each step. But irrationality has the advantage of speed.
>(It doesn't take as long to reach a conclusion, because there isn't as much
>self-analysis.) I think.

That's a very rational way of looking at it. While I'm certainly not
against a sort of bootstrapping process (I can rationally see the advantage
of rationality), isn't there a sort of chicken-and-egg issue here? What
makes you choose tracking the process over speed? Intuitition?
-Loki (still just being curious)

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