On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 5:00 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
> What does it mean to 'lose control' of something?
> Your car, your bladder, your gambling, your pet Rottweiler...
> What are the broad physical principles involved? What are we talking about
> when we refer to this, and why is it something that can have consequences
> considered to be 'serious'?
> It would seem that the legacy view is to simply deny that this phrase refers
> to anything in particular. All processes are simply probabilistic exchanges
> and clockwork mechanisms which are not 'controlled' by anything in
> particular to begin with.

You persist in saying that if the components of the system are
mechanistic then the system cannot control something. That is not the
way the phrase is normally used.

Stathis Papaioannou

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