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The Change in Rational Thinking Before 1750The idea of rational thinking has been debated ever since the beginning of human existence As humans we base what we think on what we know during the 1600s if a person was black than they must have been inferior This thinking seemed rational to the people of this period because they didnt know any better The concept of rationality throughout time has always been a matter of perspective If you are taught from birth that black people are inferior and grow-up with this idea in your head than you have no other basis for how you perceive someone with a skin color other than yourselfIf we think about it before 1650 belief was all that was needed when there was an argument about religion People listened to what the Pope had to say because he was thought to be an extenuation of God and whatever he preached was obviously true Today we look at that behavior and laugh if even half of the rationalism that was applied 350 years ago was applied today in some religions no one would enter into themIt is good to know that through research by men like Aristotle who determined that the earth is round someone like Copernicus can learn that the earth is not only orbiting like the stars but it is orbiting the biggest planet the sun But this knowledge came with a price the Pope who was believed infallible did not approve of any of these radical nee findings everything that these men were saying went right against the beliefs of the Catholic Church A couple of hundred years earlier this new thinking would have had a lot harder time getting off the ground because there was no fast economical way to spread the information That was until the invention of the printing press now the Pope had to deal with the problem that these ideas could be printed and
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