Steven Pinker on Rationality

Steven Pinker made me reflect on the following:

  1. Is rationality an acquired skill?

  2. Are some of us more rational than others?

  3. Does intelligence correlate with rationality?

  4. If the world were to become hyper-rational, would it be a better world?

  5. Is there a cost to rationality?

  6. Does rationality augment creativity?

  7. What can we do do make our society more rational?

  8. Why do rational people do irrational things?

  9. Is changing your mind a sign of strength or weakness?

  10. Does rational pursuit of self-interest, sectarian solidarity, and uplifting mythology by individuals add up to crippling irrationality in a society?