virus: Incredulity

Corey A. Cook (
Mon, 17 Mar 1997 19:01:10 -0800

I wrote:
> I do accept the axiom 'sometimes you're wrong', because real life and
> experience have shown me that it applies. (I was going to say that it
> is true, but 'what is truth?') But that doesn't mean that I am
> rational, or logical. I use irrationality as much or more than the
> next guy, and am aware of it's benifits. When I find myself in a
> situation where my rational axioms are broken, I "... and then ran away."

Dave McFadzean asked:
>Do you mean irrational (doing the opposite of what a rational person
>would do) or pre-rational (doing what a rational person would do
>without going through the process of reasoning) or something else?

hmm. I suspect that that state of mind that I've been referring to as
irrational is the same as what you call pre-rational. Now I have a
blank spot in my "irrational" box. Is "irrational":
1) rational thinking with different rules of logic?
2) rational thinking with different preferences?
3) something else?

I don't know!

Corey A. Cook

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