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Is Thinking Obsolete?

Brainstrained Wrote: May 02, 2013 10:36 AM
'The two operations of our understanding--intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge'---Rene` Descartes.
While it is not possible to answer all the e-mails and letters from readers, many are thought-provoking, whether those thoughts are positive or negative.

An e-mail from one young man simply asked for the sources of some facts about gun control that were mentioned in a recent column. It is good to check out the facts -- especially if you check out the facts on both sides of an issue.

By contrast, another man simply denounced me because of what was said in that column. He did not ask for my sources but simply made contrary assertions, as if his assertions must be...

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