On 18 January 2014 13:33, Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 04:08:08PM -0800, Edgar L. Owen wrote:
> > Russell,
> >
> > PS: On second thought maybe we don't agree completely. Though free will
> is
> > quantum random based (we agree on that), it doesn't mean that it is
> > "irrational".
> >
> > If human actions and the actions of other biological organisms weren't
> > basically rational they couldn't function or survive in the real actual
> > world they live in....
> That is not true. Read up on the concept of Machiavellian
> Intelligence. A modicum of irrationality is just what it takes to get
> ahead in the world, it makes one less predictable to one's competitors.

Russell, what you are saying here is that unpredictability is rational, not
that "irrationality is what it takes to get ahead" !

(In this situation, it would be irrational to behave predictably.)

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