July 9, 2014
The underground interest in reasoning
I find it very strange: while much public discourse is resolutely unthoughtful, unintelligent, dismissive of reasoning -- dangerously so -- the television world is alive with celebrations of reasoning. Sherlock is perhaps the best example; House is a remake of Doyle, as well. So are most crime shows -- and the nerds in the back room have become the centers of plot lines, right up there with the gun-toters and the outrageous flirts.