Re: Especially for Bertvan
Wed, 6 Oct 1999 23:13:34 EDT

Cliff replies to me:

<< Like I said, RM&NS is kind of axiomatic in my thinking. To question it
almost like David Hume's questioning of cause and effect, his claim that all
can see is conjunction of events, that the idea of causality between them is
metaphysics. Well, RM&NS isn't quite that abstract, but it is a principle of
great generality; I don't see any competitor to it in terms of explanatory

I will concede that when coming up with just-so stories, the
explanatory power of RM&NS is well known. Different strokes
for different folks.