Why man is a rational being?

hey guys i just want to know why are we considered as a rational being? what does it mean? What if they call you irrational being? what does it mean? i don't really understand this things... please guys i need help?Thanks!

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are we considered as a rational being?what if they call you irrational/rational being?what does it mean?

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Can you site me an example of irrational/rational being..Please..thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If you are rational, it means you you derive your opinions and ideas through reasoning (based on facts and logical thinking).

    If you are irrational, it means you derive your opinions not through reasoning, but based on emotion, fear, etc and not on facts or logical thinking.

    Example: Someone can have an irrational fear of grasshoppers, thinking that they are out to bite him/her, while a rational person would argue that there is no evidence to suggest that ordinary grasshoppers can or want to do you harm.

    Animals are not normally considered rational, since they act mostly on instincts, and they do not have a good level of logical thinking.

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  • ursua
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    3 years ago

    Rational Being

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  • mitch
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    01. Things are either based in reality or not.

    02. Rational human beings exist in the present & make decisions based upon reality (proven facts).

    03. Irrational humans will be found to have a long track record of making poor decisions not based in reality.

    04. Name calling is irrelevant & baseless. Ignore people who like to label you negatively.

    05. Make your own mind up & ask yourself if what you are proposing is solidly grounded in reality.

    Good Luck & Warm Wishes.

    • jay-jay6 years agoReport

      what else??

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  • 4 years ago

    Man is capable of reason, but I m not sure we should take that to mean that we are rational.

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    hey guys i just want to know why are we considered as a rational being? what does it mean? What if they call you irrational being? what does it mean? i don't really understand this things... please guys i need help?Thanks!

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  • Claude
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    1 decade ago

    guys have definitive answers to questions (weather they give you the anwer or not is debatable). Girls dont have exact answers & they are content that way

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