Re: virus: Re:MS Flip Software Price

Sodom (
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:39:49 -0400

Marie Foster wrote:

> Is this another one of those chicken or egg things again? (I am still
> mulling the idea that it is logic at work in phototaxic behaviour.)
> The
> idea that my fig tree "Pete" is obeying logic when he heads for the
> light has a certain poetry to it that is very appealing.
> I am about half way through Pinker's book "The Language Instinct" and
> I
> would like to thank whoever it was here who suggested it. So far what
> I
> have read fits into my idea that logic is at the heart of all
> behaviour.
> How could the brain organize itself otherwise? Is there an analogy
> here? Evolution suggests that change occurs and successful change
> within the environment is an engine. I think that the *logic* that
> underlies behaviour is not formal Cartesian logic but may be rather
> closer to syntactics? (The question mark is deliberate as I am not
> very
> sure about that statement.)
> Boy the brain is spinnnnnning! Thanks for the ride ;0)
> Marie

I am not sure of what "synactics" logic is. Regardless, I simply do
not know the definition. I so much consider cognitive power to be
essential to logic. I just don't know that sucessful adaptation isn't
just that. I can see this going the way "patterns" went. Is their
"logic" to inanimate objects. Can cause and effect be called "natural