The War On Reason Analysis

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In the article “The War on Reason” published in the month of March 2014 in the issue of “The Atlantic”, the author Paul Bloom made some statements that raised many questions about the completeness, and possible bias of the testing and research (need to be clear on what research). “Sensational research and papers by social psychologist have brought questions about whether humans are reasonable thinkers. This research and conclusions underrate a person 's ability to reason and reach above their surroundings.” The focus and flow of this paper will show that Paul Blooms conclusion that “our capacity for reason, … reigns over all. If you miss this, you miss … everything that matters.”

Through supportive quotes and reasoning Bloom explains how
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Numeric ages that must be met before the individual is judged to be mature enough to: vote, drive, drink alcohol, and many other actions that society has judged to require more maturity of reason. This maturity does however come with both pluses and minuses. Maturity also brings some baggage with it. In “War on Reason”, Paul Bloom mentions research that social psychologists use to conclude “we are unaware of the influence on how we think and act.” (paraphrased here fix ). Quoting research and sensational results leading to these …show more content…
in “Liberal Bias in Social Psychology: Personal Experience.” Dr. Jussim points out that “Social psychologists routinely discriminate against … ideas and scientific conclusions that contest liberal narratives.” Both authors make the case that there is a bias in the results presented that bring the social psychologists to conclude that we are not in control but that our surroundings control us. These results do not fully account for our reason and conscious mind ruling our

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