“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen”. If I open the cupboard doors and nothing is in there, then there is certainly no evidence, but the hope might still be there. You have not because you ask not. So let me understand, faith is the substance of things hoped for and there is no evidence, so maybe if I ask Him, my cupboards will be filled with some evidence that I can eat. I have never had evidence to eat but I am willing to try it. It probably tastes like chicken. Holmes let’s be reasonable, after all, we know what reason is, we have been reasoning all our life: Reason is the capacity for consciously making sense of things, for establishing and verifying facts, and changing or justifying practices, institutions, and beliefs based on new or existing information. The concept of reason is sometimes referred to as rationality and sometimes as discursive (rambling) reason. See Holmes our reasoning is like rambling. Or like talking too long Sherlock with no real substance? “Rambling On”, I think there was a song by that title, wait, there is more to this reasoning business than meets the eye. Reason or reasoning is associated with thinking, cognition, and intellect. Now were getting somewhere. Mind over matter, hold on, we’ve been there done that remember we declared Mind king? Now we are told that our mind will never comprehend the things of God. (I will give you a new heart and a new mind. I will take away your stubborn heart of stone and give you an obedient heart). The way people reason through argument is the subject in the fields of logic. “Now we are one”, is this logical? Reason is closely identified with the ability to self-consciously change beliefs, traditions, and attitudes and therefore having the capacity for freedom and self-determination. If I have the freedom to self-determine, then what about the Lord saying we need a new mind? I hope this doesn’t mean we are going to be replaced Sherlock? It’s obvious we need our mind to determine stuff and if we are to be replaced then something has to occur before we are able to determine again. So where does inductive and deductive reasoning enter in to this? Hold it Sherlock are you saying that there are parallels to input and inductive reasoning and output to deduction? I don’t know yet, let’s see if every day, we leave for work in the car at eight o’clock. Every day, the drive to work takes 45 minutes and we arrive to work on time. Therefore, if we leave for work at eight o’clock today, we will be on time. The deductive statement above or your output is a perfectly logical statement, but it does rely on our initial premise being correct. Yeah, but what happens if today there is construction on the way to work and we end up being late? This is why Watson any hypothesis you make can never be completely proved, because there is always the possibility my initial premise is wrong and you run with it causing me grief. Just because your input works the opposite of me you always end up moving from specific observations to broader generalizations and theories and are you aware of what they call that Sherlock? No. It is called a “bottom up” approach and boy think what I can do with that concept. Look Watson all this means is that I begin with specific observations and measures, to then detect patterns and regularities, to formulate some tentative hypotheses to explore, and then I end up developing some general conclusions or theories. Listen, Watson the only difference between men and women from other mammals is the spirit God designed in us to link up with His Spirit so that we can both recognize and begin to comprehend spiritual matters. Therefore, logic must be a derivative of our determining a course of action that is predicated on decisions of our mind but whose portion or which part are we going to use for our decision making? This is why we are always in conflict and suffering from all too smart confusion and also defines our unjustified – self-justification. Goodness, Sherlock, your portion of our mind is in need of some serious help and soon.