Quotes for ‘Thinking’ People

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.

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