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Rational thinking in the epistemic sense is the art of arriving at true beliefs. For example, it is rational to think that the earth revolves around the sun. There are some tools like Bayesian probability theory that can help to promote rational thinking. Ultimately, humans seem to be limited in their abilities to think rationally because brains evolved to rely on a variety of shortcuts that introduce biases in their thought. –Bruce Brewington, March 12, 2013