Re: rationality with a little "r"

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Tue Oct 30 2001 - 00:09:09 MST

I like the idea of rationality with a little "r"! Much of what
is called "rationality" on very deep or prolonged examination
all too easily includes quite a bit of general prejudices and
wishful thinking. Too often "rantionality" becomes a club to
bludgeon those who one disagrees with. It seems to me that the
way the top sentients locally are currently wired we are barely
able to formulate what is and is not "rational" much less govern
our actions with much grace by it or infect others with the
wisdom of doing the same.

By all means let us strive to be rational but let us keep that
with a little "r", at least for now.

- samantha

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