Sunday, February 16, 2014

Be Rational

THE FAITHFUL: While I was out and about I dined at a small shop where the cook served the most delicious and beneficial dish I’ve ever tasted. Not only was it a delight for the palate, but it restored my failing eyesight.

THE RATIONALIST: What was this miracle meal called?

FAI: I don’t know the name, but I can take you there to try it yourself.

RAT: Why would I follow you some place when you can’t even tell me the proper name? That’s not reasonable.

FAI: Well, I like to think I have some credibility and can be trusted. Isn’t that enough to get you to check it out?

RAT: Of course not. You have to cast everything in terms of what my limited, finite intellect can comprehend. Only then will I contemplate leaving my comfort zone to investigate what you described.

FAI: And you imagine this to be a rational position to take?

RAT: Don't be impertinent.