from the agenda for Wed/Thurs Nov 7/8:
GIVEN THURSDAY’S HISTORY FIELD TRIP, B BLOCK WROTE THIS REPLY IN WEDNESDAY’S CLASS. F BLOCK WILL WRITE IT FOR HOMEWORK.
First reply to the following questions by leaving a comment of five to seven sentences. Compose your reply as a single, coherent paragraph, rather than as a list of answers. In other words, synthesize your various answers into a coherent whole. Proofread your response, before publishing it. Make every reasonable effort to act independently; eschew glances at your neighbor’s response. Be your own person, your own thinker. [Your responses will not appear, until everyone has posted one.]
Questions: What is reason? What does it mean to be rational? What causes people to be other than rational? Can you imagine circumstances in which a person would be wise not to be guided entirely by reason?