Nonetheless, slow thinking is slowly spreading. Dan Lovallo, a professor at the University of Sydney and senior research fellow at the University of California Berkeley, recently used his own research to make the case in a McKinsey Quarterly report that business leaders and investors will be more successful if they think slowly and strategically, deferring to analytics and business models to overcome human biases that are “hard-wired and resistant to feedback.” Biases use “associative reasoning rather than logical reasoning,” Lovallo said in an e-mail. “The single best way to overcome biases is to form a reference class of similar situations. This both changes the conversation and can be used to forecast.”
The recent modern writings of Terrence Deacon and Merlin Donald , writing about the origin of language , also connect reason connected to not only language , but also mimesis ,  More specifically they describe the ability to create language as part of an internal modeling of reality specific to humankind. Other results are consciousness , and imagination or fantasy . In contrast, modern proponents of a genetic pre-disposition to language itself include Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker , to whom Donald and Deacon can be contrasted.