Why We Should Try Reason as an Alternative to Belief

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The human brain is small and evolved to cope with the challenges of the African savannah and the primordial forests of Eurasia. As complex organs evolve relatively slowly in comparison to individual lifespans our brains are pretty much the same as those of people who lived 30,000 years ago.

Most of our brain is occupied with mundane tasks like keeping the heartbeat…