Spontefaction and control

[From Bruce Abbott (960203.1410 EST)]

Rick Marken (960203.1000) --

Bruce Abbott (960203.1155 EST)

Now here's one for you, Rick. (I can't resist either!) Does the
environment control behavior?

No. Nor does it select behavior.

Don't you want to reconsider? Remember, "control" now means "to influence."
Are you sure you want to assert that environmental disturbances do not
control (influence) behavior?

Do organisms spontefact the environment?

No. Only spontefaction systems spontefact, and what they spontefact is only
their perceptions of the states of the environmental variables, not the
environmental variables themselves. Organisms contain spontefaction
systems, but only their spontefaction systems spontefact.

Regards,

Bruce