Re: virus: Reason and Intuition

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 11:08:43 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 17 Jul 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> >Is reason automatic? (That would be nice....)
> It depends how it is implemented. Some systems (e.g. chess programs)
> reason automatically. Others (notably humans) seem to have a choice,
> at least for conscious reasoning if not intuition.

This is a line of reasoning that is shaky at best, but I'll offer it

Is it possible that the ability to /choose/ to go outside of reason
(notable in humans) is an adaptive trait?

-Prof. Tim