A quote for those who believe rationality is overrated:
“When enough people share a delusion, it loses its status as a psychosis and gets a religious tax exemption instead.” Ronald de Sousa in Why Think: Evolution and the Rational Mind.
And a quote for those who believe human rationality trumps all other evolutionary advances:
“I see intelligence as just one of a variety of adaptations among
tetrapods for survival. Running fast in a herd while being as dumb as
shit, I think, is a very good adaptation for survival.” Late evolutionary paleontologist Jack Sepkoski.
Just added this book to my ‘wish list’ based on a review in Literary Review of Canada.