Re: virus: Incredulity

Corey A. Cook (
Sat, 15 Mar 1997 14:59:45 -0800

I wrote:
>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.

Loki wrote:
>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?

I decided tracking the process was more important then speed because I
believe in my sig file: "Sometimes, you're wrong." If you accept as a
given that you are inaccurate and prone to mistakes, you need to be able
to double check yourself. Otherwise, you will make errors, which may
prove fatal.

Corey A. Cook

* The One Universal Truth: *
* Sometimes, you're wrong. *