Re: virus: MS Flip Software Price

Tim Rhodes (
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 11:10:17 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 6 Oct 1997, Nathaniel Hall wrote:

> > 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!

This is a good example of not the failing of logic, but the failings of
those who employ it. Often /attempting/ to reach a goal that logic tells
you is impossible will yield more fruit than simply reaching a the
simpler goal that is logically possible. The rationalist has been robbed,
in these situations, by his own logic. This is why people willing to
fail at great tasks are often more successful than their peers who always
succeed at the mundane.

Your logic /should/ tell you that overriding logic in some cases is the
best answer. Does it though?

-Prof. Tim