Some people dispute the classification of man as a rational creature because we abuse our rational powers.  What they overlook is that when we have bad reasons, even then we have reasons; when we obstinately choose to rationalize the unreasonable, even then we engage in reasoning.  Such is our paradoxical dignity, even in the way that we sin. We are but little lower than the angels, some of whom fell, as did we.

Tomorrow:  Living Like an Animal