michael vassar: “ I don’t think that Leonid understands what “rationalists” are. I ask him, where are you used to encountering these exotic creatures?”
From wiki: “rationalists” are people who believe that “the truth can best be discovered by reason and factual analysis, rather than faith, dogma or religious teaching”. I have encountered plenty of these exotic creatures (an occupational hazard). Of course, one needs to remember that subscribing to some doctrine and actually following it in a personal life are not the same things.