"In retrospect, it’s unsurprising that a lot of New Atheism devolved into reactionary, antifeminist, and even white supremacist thought, because it was never really about the things it claimed to be about. The dominant affect of New Atheism wasn’t humility, or reflexivity, or curiosity, all the things one truly needs to improve intellectually. It was smugness."

The Magical Thinking of Guys Who Love Logic: theoutline.com/post/7083/the-m

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@noelle I've met a hell of a lot of people on the left as well as the right who claim to be all logical.

That's how we came up with catchphrases such as evidence-based policy.

Apparently the author loves logic and hates people that can't use it? Not a lot of introspection going on there at any rate.

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