Impact of emotional and logical factors

It has now been well established that our actions, attitudes, and worldviews are provoked as much by logic and reason as by feelings and emotions, and that it is often difficult to separate the two.
However, it is important to distinguish between the impacts of these two powerful factors governing us.
Pure reason and logic will invariably lead us to correct conclusions.
Emotions may lead us to good or evil actions, attitudes and worldviews.
This is why the results of science, in so far as they are based on data and careful analysis, tend to be correct in the sense of being coherent and consistent. Science, enriched with feelings and emotions, could lead to healthy applications of scientific knowledge, and corrumpted by bad emotions, cn unleash the evil ossibilities of that knowledge.
The impacts of religion – in so far as it is guided by emotion alone – can have good as well as bad effects, with no guarantee of logical consistency. Religion can be protected from its unhappy consequences, when it is tempered with logic,


About Varadaraja V. Raman

Physicist, philosopher, explorer of ideas, bridge-builder, devotee of Modern Science and Enlightenment, respecter of whatever is good and noble in religious traditions as well as in secular humanism,versifier and humorist, public speaker, dreamer of inter-cultural,international,inter-religious peace.
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