I thought this article was quite interesting, but I would derive a different conclusion than did the scientists featured. I would not presume that Easterners have less capacity to make logical inferences than Westerners, but that they give logical inferences less import. The primary religions in the East–Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism–stress the importance of harmony and balance and regard the objects of one’s senses as a sort of dream that would be suspended if one were to reach enlightenment. Their rationality accepts that man cannot be 100 percent rational. This is contrary to the foundation of Western thought, that all can be mastered.