Pyfora, a place for python

Rhodri James rhodri at wildebst.demon.co.uk
Wed Nov 4 01:17:36 CET 2009


On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 15:58:30 -0000, Daniel Fetchinson  
<fetchinson at googlemail.com> wrote:

> If yes, we are almost there! In our example the request of A only
> makes sense if B is making an effort to fragment the community, in
> other words, assuming that A tries to make a meaningful request, A is
> assuming that B is making an effort to fragment the community.

You are assuming here that B is intending his efforts to do X, and
that A believes this to be the case.  That's the assumption where
your chain of logic fails; it is entirely possible that A's statement
is abridging a chain of logic that B hasn't considered, and that A
is making no assumption of any kind concerning B's intent.

Say hello to the Law of Unintended Consequences.

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Rhodri James *-* Wildebeest Herder to the Masses



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