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  •  "Look, touch, sense, feel, think...." (5+ / 0-)

    ....will get you nothing but a jumble of assorted sense impressions if you don't use rational thought to organize them, link them together, and work out their implications. And reality is far, far bigger than any one person can "discover."

    "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

    by sagesource on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 04:38:41 PM PDT

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    •  Use of rational thought to link them (1+ / 0-)
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      together involves subjective models.  We have many books out there establishing this.  (Using rational thought) lol

      An idea is not responsible for who happens to be carrying it at the moment. It stands or falls on its own merits.

      by don mikulecky on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 04:43:11 PM PDT

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    •  You don't form perceptions based on rationality. (2+ / 0-)
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      Do you reason your way to perceive distance or cold?  I don't think so.  Do you decide that something taste sweet?  Nah.  Perceptions can be culturally determined, but do you say, "I'm Indian and will like hot curry." Nope.

      The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

      by accumbens on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 05:40:51 PM PDT

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