drachefly wrote:You said only based on precedent. No room there for, say, instincts. I suppose I did overinterpret when I said you required it to be ideal. It could be suboptimal and fit.
I think you need to look up precedent. All it means is that one base one ruling off a previous ruling that has similar characteristics. It says nothing about what guided the original ruling. If in the previous event you used instinct to success, then experience suggests that you re-use the instinct-based decision again, since it should have similar results and those were desorable. If instinct led to disaster, then precedent suggests choosing a different decision making methodology. My original statement is inclusive of all decision making processes. You can substitute logic, emotion, politics, prioritization, or any of 100 different processes for "instinct" in that sentence, and it is still precedent-based.
The connotation of excessive reliance on logic was entirely yours, and not intended by me in the slightest.
As for engrams... what do you think YOU should be made of? What ARE we? You act as if your component parts were foreign bodies. It's like a philosophical autoimmune disorder.
Again, you are asking the same question. Where does the Self-aware part of the mind begin and the automatic part end. The benefit of active logic is that you can connect the Truths until you gt to the Truth or Falsehood of the statement in question. Logic is an active thought process. Inspiration comes without active thought input. I may be responsible for the inspiration-inspired solution, but it is in the same way a parent is responsible for the actions of a child -- someone must be responsible and the child has no concept of responsibility, so it is the governing body that takes the hit, even though it had nothing to do with the choice to cause the problem.
Anyway, I think that here we have to agree to disagree. You seem to be not presenting any points, only questioning mine, so I think we're done, no? I'm fairly certain you won't let me convince you of anything.