Donald Martin's Views on Human Intelligence

Humans use their minds to rationalize their emotions.  

For example, in Antonio Damasio's book
Descarte’s Error page 166-167 he delineates the
three ways that people act: automatic at the cellular level, automatic at the emotional level
and with thinking at the logical rational level.  This latter level is often mixed with emotional
components and superstitious beliefs as well as false notions instilled by parents and
teachers as well as peers.