Looking at Dawkins’ brain through Dawkins’ eyes

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Reason, being a quaint and superstitious name we give to random neuron firings in the brain, wields no power at all. On atheist principles, expecting to find a correlation called “truth” between the chemical activities of the cerebral cortex in some people and the outside world is more than a little bit like astrology — or tying the bulls and bears of the stock market to the batting averages of professional baseball players. Can be done, I suppose, but why would we ever think that this random dance of atoms had anything whatever to do with that random dance of atoms?

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