From: Glenn Bradford (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Dec 30 2002 - 13:24:20 GMT
>okay since you don't like the "baby/bathwater crank" quote, how about this
>I. Linear vs. Circular/nonlinear causality
> Systems theories present a different way of thinking about events.
>to this thinking is the distinction between linear and circular (or
> In the case of Linear causality:
> A --> B A is antecedent to or causes B
> In the case of nonlinear causality:
> A <--> B A affects B just as B affects A, ( i.e., circular)
OK. So are you saying that acausality happens when causality is
expressed as a kind of positively re-inforced feedback loop?
>don't worry I know the source is very important to
>determine whether you agree with a quote or not
>so i will put it in for you
Note that you insisted on my opinion of the quote, and got it,
before I knew the source.
>acausal (sychnronicity) remember?---you have not shown how
>"unknown causes have no place to run and have to
>be considered causal"
>This is a sweeping, hasty, conclusion.
It would be better if you said why you thought so.
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