rationality in unreasonable times (part one)
We’ve managed to become smarter than ever, while losing our minds at the same time. We invent a vaccine against Covid-19 within a year, while producing more fake news and conspiracy theories than ever before. How is this possible? And how can we tell truth and bullshit apart in a world that’s increasingly complex? Rock-star psychologist Steven Pinker is our guide in this new reality. He shines his light on the nature of rational thinking – and why we need it more than ever.