Friday, March 12, 2010

The Enemies of Reason (2007)

Russell Barnes


Slaves to Superstition
Prof Richard Dawkins tackles the epidemic of irrational, superstitious thinking which is blotting the light of logic and evidence. After garnering tips on psychics' entirely earthly trade secrets from the illusionist Derren Brown, Dawkins attends a seance and confronts the medium. Time and again, the interviewees appeal to personal revelation or second-hand anecdote to justify their belief.

The Irrational Health Service
There are two ways of looking at the world: through faith and superstition or through the rigours of logic, observation and evidence; in other words, through reason. But society appears to be retreating from reason. Apparently harmless but utterly irrational belief systems, from astrology to New Age mysticism, and clairvoyance to alternative health remedies, are booming.

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