do people think? do we have a society that can employ logic? in our modern society, this problem has gotten greater. a large segment of our society has compromised their ability to think. there are many drugs, prescription and recreational, which compromise an individual’s ability to think. inability to think translates into inability to apply logic. likewise, parallel with the drug use is mental health which may be either non-substance abuse related or natural. there are a number of individuals within society in which their mental health status compromises their ability to think. again, when ability to think is compromised, there is the inability to apply logic. further, we have various programming via technology which can impact thinking and logic by manipulation. the term many use with respect to this manipulation is the algorithm.
how can we teach and impact on a society that may be post-logic? should efforts be made to promote a society that thinks and apply logic?
in the 1960s, the television show unleashed a cultural phenomena, mr. spock, played by leonard nimoy. he was an alien whose life philosophy was solely based upon logic. people loved it. how would such a character be received in our society today?