RE: virus: Logic

Robin Faichney (
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 11:28:36 +0100

> From: Richard Brodie[]
> On Monday, October 6, 1997 4:37 PM, David McFadzean
> [] wrote:
> > parational (from Greek para- akin; Latin rationalis)
> > adj. 1. agreeable or in accordance to reason, though
> > not necessarily through an act of reasoning.
> >
> > So computers, animals, and other intentional agents
> > behave in a parational manner if and only if they
> > behave in such a way that it seems as if they are
> > thinking in a logical manner.
> Seems to who and who cares?
Not sure about "who cares?", but "seems to who?"
seems to me absolutely spot-on.

I'm a bit swamped just now, and this is really just
to say that I share my position on the place of
logic and rationality with both Prof Tim and
Richard, both of whom often express it much
better than me, so I'm going to drop that subject
altogether for now. Apologies to anyone
expecting a reply which they're not now going
to get.