The Failure of Reason

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    From the start, there are certain professions that are granted immediate status:

    “So…you’re a professor?? Wow! You must be really smart!”

    Wrong.



    The fact is, Leftists have taken over the school system, including the universities., and the more time one has spent in university, the less wise one is. Particularly if one is a professor. While this may not be true in the hard sciences and mathematics, the ratio of Democrat professors to Republican in these areas is telling, and consequential:

    History 17.1 to 1

    Biology 20.8 to 1

    Environmental 25.3 to 1

    Sociology 43.8 to 1

    Communications 108 to zero. 39% of "elite" liberal arts colleges have 0 registered Republican professors - as in NONE


    3. The problem is that knowledge not based on values and morality leads to the Liberal/Progressive views found in not just most professors, but on these highly educated folks: Lenin, Pol Pot, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Bashar al-Assad, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, Reinhard Heydrich, Radovan Karadzic, and Mohamed Atta.





    4. Western Civilization, it is claimed by many educated folks, has progressed to this level by instituting reason and science in place of experience and religion. The view is traced to the virtue-signaling title, “the Enlightenment.”


    5. “Modern science, medicine, political freedom, the market economy—all of them, we’re told, are the result of a sort of miracle that took place 250 years ago. That miracle is called the Enlightenment, a moment in history when philosophers suddenly overthrew religious dogma and tradition and replaced it with human reason. Harvard professor Steven Pinker puts it this way: “Progress is a gift of the ideals of the Enlightenment.” What Was the Enlightenment?



    Not only is that view false, and dangerous- over 100 million slaughtered in its wake in the last century alone, - but it leads to Rousseau’s view that those who do not agree with the ‘reason’ provided by ‘educated folks,’ should be marginalized, or exiled…..or killed.
    "If the French revolution was the end of monarchy and aristocratic privilege and the emergence of the common man and democratic rights, it was also the beginnings of modern totalitarian government and large-scale executions of "enemies of the People" by impersonal government entities (Robespierre's "Committee of Public Safety"). This legacy would not reach its fullest bloom until the tragic arrival of the German Nazis and Soviet and Chinese communists of the 20th century."
    French Revolution - Robespierre, and the Legacy of the Reign of Terror


    Reason and science alone lead to.....the pit.

     
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    I didn't mean you, Professor....

    Present company excepted.

    But....glad you liked the effort.
     
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    The USA was founded on reason, Thomas Paine.
     
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    A pity you weren't.
     
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    6. Know why man is called ‘Homo sapien’…’man the wise’? Because man chose the designation…..who’d be ‘the wise’ if orangutans designed the scheme? Same is true for those who call themselves descendants of ‘the Enlightenment’…they’re designate ‘enlightened,’ while any who disagree are ‘rubes’ or ‘deplorables.’



    7. “So why give the Enlightenment all the credit? Apparently because it doesn’t look good to admit that the best and most important parts of modernity were given to us by individuals who nearly all held conservative religious and political beliefs.

    The claim that all good things come from the Enlightenment is most closely associated with the late-18th-century German philosopher, Immanuel Kant. For Kant, reason is universal, infallible, and independent of experience.

    His extraordinarily dogmatic philosophy insisted that there can be only one correct answer to every question in science, morality and politics. And that to reach the one correct answer, mankind had to free itself from the chains of the past—that is, from history, tradition and experience.” What Was the Enlightenment?


    …and from religion.
     
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    I was born with a reason. My parents kept trying for a girl, and there I was!!
     
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    you might have been born with it but you lost it somewhere a looong time ago
     
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    America was not founded on reason only.

    While Paine was an atheist, the Founders weren't.


    Pay attention to this part of item #7:
    “So why give the Enlightenment all the credit? Apparently because it doesn’t look good to admit that the best and most important parts of modernity were given to us by individuals who nearly all held conservative religious and political beliefs."
     
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    Jefferson was Deist-
     
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    Because, at the time it was designated enlightenment it was enlightening to the "conservative" (civilian speak for status quo) beliefs that held state sanctioned religion was a good thing- that "man" had the Natural Right to choose for himself- in Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness- that as long no harm was caused another then no foul should be called- SMH- this crap ain't rocket science, it's not esoteric and doesn't require a scholar to determine it- enlightenment didn't have room for dogmatic, orthodox belief- enlightenment believed mutual consent/agreement was a better life than forcing the "conservative" POV-
     

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