Ta-Nehisi Coates explains Jonah Lehrer as a symptom of what’s wrong with our culture:
But we now live in a world where counter-intuitive bullshitting is valorized, where the pose of argument is more important than the actual pursuit of truth, where clever answers take precedence over profound questions. We have no patience for mystery. We want the deciphering of gods. We want oracles. And we want them right now.
(h/t Media Matters for America)