We live in a time where it is fashionable for ‘rationalists’ to believe that the modern scientific paradigm presents the ultimate truth of matter, and that recent discoveries such as DNA, neurons and natural selection fully account for the existence and faculties of mind, a thing that we have barely even begun to study.
Then reductionists, the supposed paragons of reason and evidence, gleefully tell us that mind reduces to brain, which reduces to biology, which reduces to chemistry, which reduces to physics, which reduces to mathematics. But what is mathematics? An invention of ape minds. And this, supposedly, raises no questions.