Why is logical reasoning such a useful tool?

Most of us here use rigorous logic and reasoning when evaluating the world around us. My question is, why do you think that it's such a useful tool? Why is logic and reasoning (and objective evidence) the best method for evaluating claims?

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I can see your point and I agree most people don't know how to reason effectively. My mistake. Thanks for your response to my question, it helps a lot.

What's the alternative? You mentioned three things and them refer to them as "it" in the singular. Reasoning is one thing. It uses empirical objective evidence and logic to reach conclusions. The beauty of logic is that given true premises and a valid argument, the conclusion is deterministically true.

 

We don't always get evidence that lends itself to deductive logic, in which case we resort to inductive logic. We use induction a lot more than deduction. In induction we look at a set of data and impose an explanation that makes sense of it.

 

The short answer to your question should be obvious: it works.

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