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.
16 -- History is replete with stories of horrific crimes that has only served to be strong a reminder of the fact that the animal ancestry of human beings is evident even now after the process of evolution has been so complete so as to give human species a distinct edge over the other living organisms in that they are blessed with intelligence, the power to reason and to differentiate between what is right and wrong.
Perhaps the Doobie Brothers expressed the inherent dangers the best: "What a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power to reason away.
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.
Judicial functions, as we have evolved them, can be discharged only in that kind of society which is willing to submit its conflits to adjudication and to subordinate 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.