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Medtalk The thought process behind an action. See Case-based reasoning, Symbolic reasoning.
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The making of judgments or drawing of conclusions based on evidence, education, experience, training, and/or personal biases.
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Q. What could be the reason? I do go for exercise but the result is not satisfactory to me although I followed good diet, timing etc. What could be the reason?

A. can you list in detail here what you do, what you eat? etc? Your successes and failures? Then we can help you a bit more. Maybe you have plateaued and need to change things up.

Q. What the reasons to the migraine?

A. A migraine headache has many triggers- among which are different foods (cheese, red wine), drinking coffee or caffeine containing beverages, lack of sleep, smoking, drinking alcohol, exposure to strong noise and more. There is also a genetic factor, and you see migraine more in people whose relatives suffer from it too.

Q. what do you think the reason would be? As per the latest statistics that 2 out of 150 kids born in the U.S. has autism, and the incidence rate is increasing, what do you think the reason would be?

A. The actual statistics is not 2 out of 150. It is 1 out of 150. I don't think autism is increasing, I think more children are being labeled as autistic - the condition is more well known than it was 20 years ago.

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Formal reasoning based legal systems, with a strict hierarchy of courts and stare decisis, have more difficulty with diffuse 'sources' of law.
A Review of Research on Formal Reasoning and Science Teaching.
Hypothetico-deductive thinking requires knowledge of the basic features of matter and energy as well as formal reasoning skills.
This article is not comprehensive in its treatment of all security concerns and formal reasoning techniques.
In a similar vein, Valanides (1996) worked with 195 7th-, 8th- and 9th-grade students to determine their formal reasoning abilities.
These two layers form the most permanent competencies and those that best teach and require levels of formal reasoning. The two "sandwich" layers (library and technology) will likely become more transparent over time because of rapid improvements in the design of search and access technology (Marchionini & Maurer, 1995).
Among the topics are commemorating Sir John Templeton (1912-2012), the first seven years of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, scientific cosmology and theologies of creation and redemption, formal reasoning in theology, the use of metaphors when talking about the nature of organisms, the Templeton Award and professional development for young scholars, and the trinitarian dynamics of power.
in the East Midland, England), which serves only to divorce morality from its basis in human conduct, rendering morality as a sphere of abstract conception of formal reasoning and yielding only equally abstract and formal rules and principles that bear little resemblance to what actually goes on in human conduct.

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