Open mind

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For a test of open-mindedness, see Essay:Quantifying Openmindedness.

Open mind refers in general to one's ability to think, use logical reasoning, and consider different or even opposing viewpoints.

Saying someone lacks an open mind is often used pejoratively, for example, "Don't be pro-life/pro-marriage/pro-abstinence, be open-minded. In this context, "open minded" simply means considering a certain viewpoint.

Atheism and open-mindedness

See also: Atheism and open-mindedness

Research indicates that atheists are less open-minded (see: Atheism and open-mindedness).

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  • "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." (Aristotle)