The aggressive stance by the Hindutva right wing on those who are putting forward the rational thought
, criticizing the ills of caste system, idol worship etc.
For example, "I'd like to get my way, but I don't have to" is a general rational thought
that dismisses a demand.
If something happens after the age of six, we have enough rational thought
to handle it.
Perhaps some of this attention to intelligence is necessary, but what is not warranted is the tendency to ignore cognitive capacities that are at least equally important: the capacities that sustain rational thought
However, when faced with a difficult moral judgment, the brain activated other areas including those connected with both rational thought
and primitive emotions.
Those of us who are pragmatists and in possession of strong and rational thought
recognise that religion is but a crutch for the weak minded - particularly in times of stress - and that our presence here can be satisfactorily explained by evolution, and that when we go we are gone for good.
Just one in four (26 per cent) agrees with Professor Chris Higgins, vice-chancellor of Durham University, that "creationism is completely unsupportable as a theory, and the only reason to mention creationismin schools is to enable teachers to demonstrate why the idea is scientific nonsense and has no basis in evidence or rational thought
and the ability to choose are one of the most amazing characteristics of the human race.
Those simian-like features, the scraps of rational thought
you can see flitting across those gleaming little eyes, the twitching expressions of brute pleasure as Phil bangs away on his bongos.
Humanism aims to represent our intrinsic drives toward rational thought
, orderly scientific inquiry, and displays of compassion.
Admittedly, the situation makes rational thought
Note the situation where you feel bad ("Looking in the mirror), the automatic thought ("I'm a fat pig"), and the rational thought
to counter it based on facts, logic, and reason ("No one told me I have a weight problem.
Though Rene Descartes died 4 centuries ago, his emphasis on rational thought
formed the foundation for modern scientific inquiry.
Our irrational thinking inhibits accurate executive functioning which in turn diminishes our rational thought
and behaviors, resulting in fewer rational outcomes, and promoting further irrational thought and behavior in the future.
Whilst the police are all too ready to complain about the significant amount of paperwork they have to produce, it would appear that this is due to their own inability to apply rational thought
in instances such as this