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    Please help so that I can write a response on the following claim: "It doesn't make any real difference whether you arrive at your views based on reasoning or not."

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    "It doesn't make any real difference whether you arrive at your views based on reasoning or not."

    Let's argue that it does make a difference.

    Reasoning is thinking, rationalizing, argumentation, and drawing conclusions. In other words, reasoning involves a series of thoughts based on the collection of information, a measure of consistency and completeness on the information, a formulation of generalities, and inductive/deductive/adductive inferences (http://www.yourdictionary.com/reasoning). It does make a real difference when you arrive at your views based on reasoning.

    For example, if a person arrives at views or decisions through reasoning, she or he will be able to defend them against attack. Conversely, if she or he arrives at these views through trial and error, or give in to views because it is ...

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    This solution explains and discusses the statement: "It doesn't make any real difference whether you arrive at your views based on reasoning or not."

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