Re: virus: MS Flip Software Price

Nathaniel Hall (
Mon, 06 Oct 1997 21:14:12 -0600

> But there are questions that logic can't answer.
> What I have in mind here is (I think) what you
> already agreed with: what do you want to do?
> Logic may help you achieve a goal, but it's no
> good for setting goals, except for those that
> are merely a means to some greater end,
> and therefore not really goals at all.

Not at all! Logic teaches you which goals are possible, and allows one
to pick those which one has the greatest chance of achieving. One must
know ones natural skills and what one can do with it LOGICALLY in order
to set a goal!

> There are also other tools, that work in ways
> that logic cannot. A very obvious example is
> where your goal is a simple physical thing,
> like raising a cup to your lips. Using your
> hand and arm, without any thought
> whatsoever, is indisputably the best way to
> achieve such a goal.

Moving ones limbs is illogical? Simply because a skill has become
proficient to the point of not having to think about it is an example of
the triumph of non-logic? To accept that argument would be a good
example of the need to be illogical!

> Similarly, if you want
> someone to like you, simply behaving as if
> you like them is almost guaranteed to get
> better results than any scheme you could
> come up with using logic.

One comes to your last conclusion by weighing the evidence of
experience. The end result far from a departure from logic is a good
example of it.

> As to when logic should be used, I think
> experience is probably the best general
> guide, because only that can tell you
> when such short cuts as physical and
> social skills are likely to be much more
> efficient than any use of logic.

Logic is the non-contradictory weighing of the evidence. A chain of
reasoning built on facts. Experience is the cornerstone of logic.
Physical and social skills are things one learns logically if they have
any validity.The Nateman