Mistake/Bateson: two types:
Type A: an organism can correctly use information that tells it from what set of alternatives to choose. Afterwards, it can happen that it chooses the wrong alternative.
Type B: the organism chooses from the wrong set of alternatives.
Now two sets of alternatives can have common elements. Then it can happen that an organism decides for the wrong reasons for the right alternative. This form of error inevitably reinforces itself._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Steps to an Ecology of Mind, Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology, San Francisco 1972
Ökologie des Geistes. Anthropologische, psychologische, biologische und epistemologische Perspektiven Frankfurt 1985