They are nonliving, nonthinking
, unprogrammed tools, incapable of moral acuity or cognitive reasoning.
The result is that we have at present an unusually large number of nondialogic, nonthinking
men in the leadership of the current Catholic Church, and that has made the "revolution begun" of Vatican II for several decades, until two years ago, a "revolution largely frustrated.
Rhine's Institute of Parapsychology, knowing that there could be no return voyage and that I was leaving the cushy life of a nonthinking
academic conformist behind me forever.
In this opposition between reflection and pure pleasure, cinema again stands in for the nonthinking
143) Wittgenstein introduces the example of a signpost to elucidate the distinction between thinking behavior (what we might call choice) and nonthinking
behavior (what he thinks of as practice):
Continuing to define nonthinking
, underdeveloped, unemployable youngsters as "adults" or "citizens" simply because they are high school graduates or passers of the General Education Development (GED) examination is irresponsible.
And before we get too contemptuous on our part toward this hard practicality, this nonthinking
attitude of Coavinses, it would be good to remember that Dickens will, by the end of the novel, show Skimpole to be a heartless conniver whose thoroughgoing selfishness means much more to him than friendship does.
Enslavement occurs even in the nonthinking
patterns and procedures to which we revert so easily.
I do believe that the most dangerous thing our society faces is a ballot in the hands of a nonthinking
, hate-filled voter.
Based on this statistic, it might be falsely concluded that the USA is mainly run by nonthinking
16) In today's society, which continues to move toward more computers and impersonal service, the customer wants smiles and human interaction in place of cold, nonthinking
, unemotional computers.
And Dawkins is so sure that this conversion will take place in all but the most hopelessly indoctrinated and nonthinking
religious readers that his own sense of personal infallibility seems the very soul of his book.