Friday, October 05, 2007

What is Your Formula?

Danny Kahneman has the funniest, Richard Dawkins the most authoritarian [reminds me of a Catholic bishop], and Steve Pinker the most whimsical of the "formulas, equations, algorithms" of super-geniuses posted at the Serpentine Gallery in London.

Following the article is a review by Marc D. Hauser of a book called On "Moral Psychology and the Misunderstanding of Religion" by Jonathan Haidt. Dawkins is dismissed as too apodictic in his authoritarian pronunciamentos, but other critics claim Haidt pushes a belief-system religion too far as an alternative explanation to science, the true religion.

And so it goes....

The link is worth checking out just to see Kahneman's "The Secret of Regression to Mediocrity."

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