Hyper-rationalism vs Religion: a half-assed study on kuro5hin
it's not even a halfarsed study - more of an argument. but interesting reading none the less. Well it was interesting 15 mins ago before I wrote the stupid darwin bomb article. here's an excert (?) anyway.
... for a minority of the overall population -- perhaps a majority of Kuro5hin readers -- suspending rationality is extremely difficult. For this type of person, it is hard to engage in activities which don't seem rational. At the risk of sounding extreme, I will call these people hyper-rationals. The stereotypical "geek" falls squarely into this category.
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