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"You're not thinking; you're merely being logical" (Neils Bohr). To what extent do you agree with this quote?

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"You're not thinking; you're merely being logical" (Neils Bohr). To what extent do you agree with this quote? Words: 605 I agree with Neils Bohr's statement that "You're not thinking; you're merely being logical" to some extent. If one is only using logic, then no real thinking is taking place. According to Bohr, thinking means using critical analysis in order to come up with a concrete evaluation of a situation. Whereas logic is just a part of the whole process that only associates some events by making a connection between them based on past experience but does not critically evaluate a situation. Something can be logical but not require any thinking, or critical analysis. Thinking requires logic along with critical analysis to form an evaluation. ...read more.

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When I came outside with a plate full of squirrel feed, it still runs away because it is using its logic and not thinking or critically analyzing the situation. If it were thinking, it would realize that I am trying to feed it and not throw a rock at it, despite what the squirrel's past experience dictates. Another example of not thinking and merely using logic is when I took the ACT test on September 10. While working on the test, I lost track of time and I had to finish the remaining five math problems in less than three minutes. Instead of critically analyzing each individual item, I used my logic and guessed that the answer was "C" for all of them. ...read more.

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He knows that artificial flies are the best bait in order to catch bass because whenever he uses artificial flies, the bass always bite. But when he uses anything else, the bass never bite. Using logic, or association of events from based on his past experience, the fisherman is subconsciously critically analyzing his options and evaluating the best type of fish bait to use. Therefore, he is thinking. However, I rebut the following statement because saying that logic is the same as thinking is not an accurate statement. Based on the definition, logic can be a subset of thinking. Thinking requires logic as well as critical analysis in order to form an evaluation. And logic alone is only part of the process. Thinking cannot exist without logic. I agree with Bohr's statement that "you're not thinking; you're merely using logic". ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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