RE: virus: MS Weapon

Robin Faichney (
Sun, 12 Oct 1997 11:47:12 +0100

> From: Richard Brodie[]
> You've lost me. I think the answer you're looking for is that neither
> we
> nor AI programs "find" patterns; rather, we "invent" or "create"
> patterns
> (i.e., labels). The interaction of our hardware and reality causes
> people
> to create similar patterns for similar reality.
You mean, there's a match between the patterns inside
our heads and those outside? Or else: what could
match a pattern, besides another pattern?
> >
> > More generally, as someone else put it: what does science
> > do, if not find consistencies in patterns out there?
> >
> Science creates predictive theories.
By finding consistent patterns, no? A good theory is a
good match to a consistent pattern.