And surely, secondly, I can reflect equally effectively whether the point at which I reflect is early or late in the proceedings, and equally ineffectively.' I may, for instance, choose the wrong food; I may then lay it inconveniently on the table; and I may not fail to secure for myself the best bits. It is difficult to see hO\i\1" the intelligence of the thinking depends in any way on the position of the thinking act at a particularly early, indeed at any special, place in the psychological process. It is no doubt true, as Thurstone points out, that if when aware of an impulse or an urge one stops to think instead of acting precipitately, one gives oneself scope for reflection, and therefore for variability of action; but the thinking may be of a high or a low order of intelligence, and the stopping to think mayor may not be due to intelligence.