January 16, 2013

Quotation Of The Day

The fact is that thinking critically, being consistent in applying the same standard of reasoning to all arguments whether we agree with the conclusions or not, takes real effort. It requires questioning ourselves on our motives and refusing to take easy shortcuts out of convenience. Our brains aren’t really built for rationality, they are built for rationalization, and that is not at all the same thing.

Ed Brayton at Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Posted by Duane Smith at January 16, 2013 8:06 PM | Read more on Odds and Ends |

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