Never pass up a chance to sit down or relieve yourself. -old Apache saying

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Had to borrow this from a fellow atheist online. Sometimes you have to go back to the basics. Liberals need to do this now and then, especially when confronted by a freak like Trump.


Reason is the capacity for consciously making sense of 
things, applying logic, establishing and verifying facts
and changing or justifying practices, institutions, and 
beliefs based on new or existing information. It is closely 
associated with such characteristically human activities 
and is normally considered to be a definitive 
characteristic of human nature. Reason, or an aspect of 
it, is sometimes referred to as rationality.

Reasoning is associated with thinkingcognition, and 
intellect. Reasoning may be subdivided into forms of 
logical reasoning (forms associated with the strict sense): 
reasoning; and other modes of reasoning considered 
more informal, such as intuitive reasoning and verbal 
reasoning. Along these lines, a distinction is often 
drawn between discursive reason, reason proper, 
and intuitive reason, in which the reasoning process—
however valid—tends toward the personal and the 
opaque. Although in many social and political settings 
logical and intuitive modes of reason may clash, in 
others contexts, intuition and formal reason are seen 
as complementary, rather than adversarial as, for 
example, in mathematics, where intuition is often a 
necessary building block in the creative process of 
achieving the hardest form of reason, a formal proof
Reason, like habit or intuition, is one of the ways by 
which thinking comes from one idea to a related idea. 
For example, it is the means by which rational beings 
understand themselves to think about cause and 
effecttruth and falsehood, and what is good or bad
It is also closely identified with the ability to self-
consciously change beliefsattitudestraditions, and 
institutions, and therefore with the capacity for freedom 

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