Re: virus: Autocatalytic Idea System Examples

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 22:03:56 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 1 Jun 1997, Dave Pape wrote:

> Aha! Over-stressing either of the strategies can cause sub-optimal
> processing! I AM Hegelian-synthesis-man. Tim's stagnation is what I
> described as never reaching a decision... maybe... maybe Tim disagrees...
> sorry Tim, I'm just a wanker, ignore me, I'm hateful, I know. Sorry.

Yes you are. You've been a bad boy, Dave, and you must be spanked.

And you're right, too. But I would offer that by bumping the system every
time it jells (autocatalyzes), sending it into another basin of
attraction, then another and another and so on, it may be possible, over
time, to autocatalyze a meta-system emerged from the set of autocatalytic
(Whew, I didn't know I had that much jargon in me!)

-Prof. Tim