power to reason

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Then, with the development of perceptions came a comparison of them; judgments were reached and compared, and thus reason and the power to reason were born upon Barsoom.
HRH added: "God endowed the human race with the power to reason, enlightened humans, and entrusted this earth into their hands.
Yet, blessed by a sense of compassion and the power to reason,
Fascinating because we have mistakenly conditioned ourselves into thinking that our species is the only one with the power to reason.
Since reality exists independently of our consciousness, it can only be dealt with by objectively identifying and relying on facts, not on beliefs or ideals, and this can only be accomplished through use of our power to reason.
Our power to reason and think logically is not only what separates us from the beasts, it is also responsible for all human progress.