Can praying improve your reasoning? I once questioned a student about his suspicious behavior during a logic examination. He confessed that he was praying for the correct answer. I felt this was cheating. Even if God did not give him the answer, the student was soliciting the answer from Someone Else.

– Dartmouth philosopher Roy Sorensen, in A Brief History of the Paradox, 2003

 

This gave me a chuckle. It sounds more like an excuse to me, I mean, who prays for the right answer, huh? .... exactly! 

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That's great! I never thought of praying before or during exams as cheating before, but as someone who teaches college in Mississippi, I sure see a lot of it. I find it very difficult not to laugh out loud when I see the clasped hands and earnest mumbling. But if it helps them relax somehow, more power to them I guess.
Great point. Never thought about that.
If anything he prayer and had a gut feeling to which he believed that it was a god who had infiltrated his brain to think of such a guess.

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