How The Age Of Reason Begat A Simmering Backlash

It seems clear that one of the hallmarks of the 21st century American mind will be the increasingly popular devotion to blind faith over intellectual pursuit. Call it the Age of Unreason: “If Americans are flocking to religious faith, to revealed dogma, to creationism, to a place where no one pays any heed to a logic based on if x then y, it’s because reason gave us a world that hardly makes sense anymore… Face it: People want Truth and Beauty. They want to be touched. They want mystery, because without it, life would be dreary indeed.”