otkaznik (otkaznik) wrote,
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Every dark cloud has its silver lining

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nyone who urges universities to live up to their mission of promoting knowledge, truth, and reason is bound to be confronted with the objection that these aspirations are just so 20th century. Aren’t we living in a post-truth era? Haven’t cognitive psychologists shown that humans are fundamentally irrational? Mustn’t we acknowledge that the pursuit of disinterested reason and objective truth are Enlightenment anachronisms?

The answer to all of these questions is “no.

https://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/steven-pinker-on-why-we-are-not-living-in-a-post-truth-era/?gclid=CjwKCAiA8Jf-BRB-EiwAWDtEGiBS06hFANn3IomwdDk5GHUSmLkDvFnETy3aF1R6YyMAz5XlX2D73RoCj5EQAvD_BwE

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