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July 17, 2013

TT: Almanac

"The evidence of science and history is that humans are only ever partly and intermittently rational, but for modern humanists the solution is simple: human beings must in future be more reasonable. These enthusiasts for reason have not noticed that the idea that humans may one day be more rational requires a greater leap of faith than anything in religion."

John Gray, The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths

Posted July 17, 2013 12:00 AM

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