should humans act solely on emotion and not logic?

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coalovesnami
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what use does logic serve?
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Sounds like a great idea. Let us know how it turns out.
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No. This isn't Saudi Arabia.
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er.. i never mentioned Saudi.

If anything UK society is as fault, as we tend to view logically-based decisions or actions as "better".

But then logic is subjective, and humans often use logic mixed with emotions to act.
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It depends on what you mean by logic. Do you mean to be more reasonable i.e. the absence of idiocy? or consistency (2,4,6,8,10,...) in our physical behavior?

Also, can humans act in a certain way (reason vs. emotions vs. or or or) that derives from the mere will? we are all a product of experience i.e. have been influenced to think and act in certain ways, so its not certain whether to "act" in one way or other is even free will in the traditional sense to be considered worth anything special
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(Original post by coalovesnami)
But then logic is subjective.
I'm not quite sure you understand what logic is.
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No because otherwise I would have to blow up Tottenham,West ham, Man Utd, Fulham and Chelsea football clubs
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(Original post by coalovesnami)
er.. i never mentioned Saudi.

If anything UK society is as fault, as we tend to view logically-based decisions or actions as "better".

But then logic is subjective, and humans often use logic mixed with emotions to act.
Please go read about logic then come back. :rolleyes:
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what use does logic serve?
One thing's for sure, you're not being logical in what you're saying. Practice what you preach, eh?
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What about all the murders and rapes? No thanks.
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No, **** emotion. Logic should always come before emotion. Unless some smartass on TSR links me some example of where logic was a bad thing over emotion, which they won't.
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Spock would be horrified at this idea
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The world would be havoc. I immediately thought of jealousy. Acting just on emotion could result in violence and obsessive behaviour. Logic puts things in perspective. Emotions lead to impulsive actions and regrets.
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We called build a powerful computer, then let it make all the choices for us. Based only on logic.

We could call it Skynet.

And definitely put it in full control of our nuclear missiles....

What could go possibly wrong?:rolleyes:
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If we humans acted solely on emotion, people wouldn't behave any differently to chimpanzees (me included) and we all know how unpredictable chimpanzees are.

The the 2011 England riots were a result of hordes of people acting solely on emotion. If you made their voices sound like chimp screams and made made them wear good chimp costumes, they'd be no different to chimps.
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No, but cold rationality isn't the best practice either.

p.s logic is not 'subjective'
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No. Logic is what defines us as human. Rather than acting solely on emotions and instinct. Emotions can quite often get in the way of the "right" decision. There is a fine balance between logic and emotion.
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use both but use only good emotions and not things like anger
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I'm sure people think they are being logical when they are being emotional-that's the problem, we are still emotional animals
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It depends solely on the question that does it creates any value on our end.
We must clear our concepts about our emotions first.
Emotions come from mind, and Mind is defined as the power of our ignorance seeking for truth. This comes to be the real logic.
We have to train our self in such a way that we are able to create value that has a true blend of mindfulness in it.
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