But if reason is a product of natural selection, then how much confidence can we have in a rational argument for national selection?

…Leon Wieseltier, the literary editor of The New Republic, points out the flaw in the clue-killer argument in his review of Dennett’s book Breaking the Spell:

 [Dennett] portrays reason in service to natural selection, and as a product of natural selection. But if reason is a product of natural selection, then how much confidence can we have in a rational argument for national selection? The power of reason is owed to the independence of reason, and to nothing else… Evolutionary biology cannot invoke the power reason even as it destroys it.

Source: Timothy Keller, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Scepticism (Hodder & Stoughton, 2008), p. 139.

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