Tag: logic

Black-and-White Thinking, an Example

Each thing is either true or false. An image half black and half white.white

From a Reader’s Digest letter of a couple of years ago, under Points to Ponder Senator Elizabeth Warren misses the point when she uses the expression gun violence. The enemy in our society is violence of all types, and if we take away one tool, those who are driven to hurt others will find another.…

Are You Rational?

In some discussions, if you claim a person is not being rational, it’s an insult of their ability to think.    I’d like to reclaim some positive territory for the act of thinking in a non-rational way.  How is that even possible? If you are not thinking rationally, aren’t you irrational, illogical?  No, there is another…

Intuition and Reasoning

The brain can draw conclusions in two ways – logical and pattern-matching.  Another way to say it is – by reasoning or by intuition. Logical/reasoning (planning situation handling), we’re all familiar with.  We use facts and rules of logic to draw conclusions.  This is an advanced mode of thinking that took many eons to evolve.…