Skepticamp 2014 Speakers: Ivan Phillips

“I believe that, with the right framing, we can build a much more rational society in the space of a generation. This is why I am passionate about education in rational thinking, and why I co-founded the Rational Future Institute.”

Skepticamp topic:
Intelligence versus Rationality
Why do so many brilliant people subscribe to preposterous theories?
There is a difference between intelligence and rationality. It often requires creative genius to invent a theory and to show that the theory is self-consistent, but it takes rationality to show that the theory is probably true.

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