Rationality is a precious birthright that we too often take for granted if not mock or reject — despite our supposed sophistication.
Ours is the first age in which humanity’s collective knowledge waits quite literally at our fingertips — yet most of us continue to embrace easily refutable falsehoods with abandon. Ours is a time when higher education is available to almost anyone who seeks it — yet we wear our diplomas alongside garish contempt for the very foundations of learning: intellectual openness, dialogue, and the possibility that we might be wrong. Ours is a world made immeasurably better by the …
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