Re: virus: Reason and Intuition (was: Belief and Knowledge)

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 16 Jul 1997 09:43:19 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 15 Jul 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> Likewise, animals have been making logical
> decisions based on uncertain information for millions of years before
> anyone "invented" boolean logic.

One small point: Reason and reasonable are to different things. If a
decision is reasonable it only means that it /is able to be/ derived by
reason, not that it necessarily was. Reasonable decisions do not, of
themselves, imply the presence of reason.

Okay, now I'm done. :-)

-Prof. Tim