CLOSED LOOP; Mill's "method of difference"

From Greg Williams (930323)

The next CLOSED LOOP (due out 4-15 or thereabouts) will be devoted to
Portable PCT Demos. Any comments for possible inclusion are welcome on
the net through 3-31.



Something for the cause-effect "hassel" (how about "hassle"?): John Stuart
Mill's SYSTEM OF LOGIC, 1919, says, "If an instance in which the phenomenon
under investigation occurs, and an instance in which it does not occur,
have every circumstance in common save one, that one occurring only in the
former; the circumstance in which alone the two instances differ is the
effect, or the cause, or an indispensable part of the cause, of the
phenomenon." Note that Mill doesn't say "or both the cause and the effect."
So maybe the cybernetic revolution reaches down past the biology devils
and even the physics devils to the logic devils?

As Jerry Lee Lewis says, "Think about it."

As ever (now that my modem is working again!),