Steven Pinker on Faith vs. Reason

I have always found it curious when people try to defend faith as a good thing. The irony comes from the fact that the very attempt to convince someone why faith makes sense is itself an exercise in reason and persuasion, which, in a very twisted way, attempts to undermine the very basis on which faith is supposed to be a good thing...

Anyway, it seems Steven Pinker agrees, and adds some of his wisdom for good measure:



Click here to see more of Steven Pinker's videos on this blog.

I found a website full of nice excerpts like this thanks to David, so I'll be posting more small doses of wisdom in the weeks to come.

Now, if Pinker would only admit that music is not evolutionary cheesecake...
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