Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Shermer , Michael (2002-09-01), Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time, Holt Paperbacks, Retrieved on 2011-05-29
Folksonomies: skepticism


29 MAY 2011

 The Rational Versus the Irrational

Only two possible escapes can save us from the organized mayhem of our dark potentialities-the side that has given us crusades, witch hunts, enslavements, and holocausts. Moral decency provides one necessary ingredient, but not nearly enough. The second foundation must come from the rational side of our mentality. For, unless we rigorously use human reason to discover and acknowledge nature's factuality ... we will lose out to the frightening forces of irrationality, romanticism, uncompromisi...
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Look at the works of our irrational nature and compare them to our rational to see which direction we should wish humanity to travel.