I think this is an interesting point. There can be a tendency to recognize the limits of reason and abandon it for superstition rather than include and transcend it by moving into the domain of intuitive wisdom. Actually, neither reason nor intuition can function well without the other.
Anti-Intellectualism In America
15-year-olds rank 24th out of 29 countries in math literacy, and their
parents are as likely to believe in flying saucers as in evolution; roughly
30 to 40 percent believe in each. Their president believes "the jury is
still out" on evolution. Steve Colbert interviewed Georgia Rep. Lynn
Westmoreland on "The Colbert Report." Westmoreland co-sponsored a bill that
would require the display of the Ten Commandments in both the House of
Representatives and the Senate, but, when asked, couldn't actually list the
commandments. This stuff would be funny if it weren't so dangerous.