posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 05:08 PM
Reason, in the argumentative sense, could simply be an elaborate excuse or justification for a lack of actual knowlege or experience - a kind of
"structured speculation" in the positive sense, and a kind of "justified excuse" in the negative sense.
In essence, reasons usually explain "why not" as opposed to "why is", and that is probably the focus of the article. When searching for the truth,
reason exists to bridge the gaps between an apparent answer, and an imaginative question.
For example, a child asks "why is the sky blue?" - a logical person might use the reason of air particles and light frequenies and so on, however, the
actual reason why the colour blue even exists to sight, is something that can never ultimatley be "answered".
Most people are simply afraid to say "I don't know".
edit on 16-6-2011 by SystemResistor because: (no reason given)