virus: Re: Logic and Design ("parationality")

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Fri, 31 Oct 1997 10:10:28 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 31 Oct 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> It occurred to me recently that there may be no
> difference between my concept of "parationality"
> and "intelligence". Would that make sense?

Not when you're instancing phototropism in plants in your explanation of
what you mean by parationality. You seem to be constantly trying to
collapse the ideas of "this is sensible behaviour" and "the creature that
is doing this is sensible". Acting in one's own best interests in
not the same thing as knowing that's what you're doing. Of course, the
latter does help greatly with the former, which is why intelligence is
such a useful adaptation.