virus: Rational

Richard Brodie (
Wed, 28 May 1997 11:29:39 -0700

David McF wrote:

>It is rational to eat when starving (given that survival
>is a goal). It doesn't matter what causes you to eat (forethought,
>instinct, stupid luck). Who would disagree with this?

Careful! MAKING A CONSCIOUS DECISION to eat when starving could be
called rational. (There's that non-E-prime "is" again!) Eating when
starving is not in itself rational. My pet goldfish Eric eats when he is
starving. Is he rational?

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