He’ll teach, research. And campaign against speciesism …
A light-hearted look by neurosurgeon Michael Egnor at what would happen if we really thought that unreason is better than reason:
Dissociated Press – According to sources from the Funny Papers News Collective, officials at the Université Paris Diderot announced today that philosophy professor Justin Smith has been dismissed from his teaching and research duties at the university, following publication of his new book, Irrationality. In the widely acclaimed book, Smith argues forcefully that reason is highly overrated, and generally of less survival value than brute animal instinct…
University officials enthusiastically endorsed Smith’s thesis. Dean Nemo Nope told Dissociated Press:
“We believe Smith is completely right to argue that brute animal instinct is superior to human reason.” Citing university recruitment goals of hiring the best faculty available, the university provost announced that Smith would be let go and replaced with a bonobo chimpanzee named Nietzsche. “While Smith is certainly capable of being wrong, Nietzsche is not, and is thus clearly better qualified to hold the position of professor of philosophy. It’s not every day that you find a philosopher who is incapable of being wrong.” Michael Egnor, “University fires philosophy prof, hires chimpanzee to teach, research” at Mind Matters News
See also: An Atheist Argues Against Reason. And thinks it is the reasonable thing to do (Michael Egnor)
Philosopher offers to resolve the problem of human exceptionality by dethroning reason He hopes that artificial intelligence and extraterrestrial life (a “statistical near-certainty”) will help us “give up the idea of rationality as nature’s last remaining exception.” (Denyse O’Leary)
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