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Steven Pinker
Cognitive scientist at Harvard.
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Steven Pinker 8m
More Women in Government, Less Corruption, More Peace via
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Today, celebrate World Humanitarian Day, recognizing aid workers (especially ) who risk their lives in humanitarian service.
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An ECOMODERNIST MANIFESTO: An alternative to dystopian, misanthropic, apocalyptic environmentalism.
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And J Achenbach: Two mass killings a world apart share a common theme: ‘ecofascism’
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Two new articles point out an effect of apocalyptic environmentalism: The misanthropy, eco-fascism, Green Hate, Unabomerism. : The Bigotry of Environmental Pessimism.
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For some balance, check out , , , . Also Jodie Jackson's book You Are What You Read.
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Responsible reporting & media consumption aims not for "optimism" but *accuracy*: circumventing the media's built-in negativity biases (bad developments newsworthy, good ones boring) & intentional ones (crises = serious journalism, progress = human-interest fluff).
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In understanding the state of the world, it's important to adjust for the media's negativity bias. How much coverage has this gotten? Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal
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New book: Concepts in the Brain: The View From Cross-linguistic Diversity by David Kemmerer.. via
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Brendan Nyhan 23h
As with immigration (), Trump has driven support for free trade to new highs . The idea that he has some magical power over public opinion on these issues is just wrong.
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Steven Pinker Aug 16
DeepMind's Losses and the Future of Artificial Intelligence on AI hype, the limits of "deep learning," and the imperative to understand human cognition. via
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Steven Pinker Aug 16
How to Reduce Gun Violence: Ask Some Scientists via
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Steven Pinker Aug 16
Interesting commentary on an analysis in Better Angels (consistent w chap on democracy in Enlightenment Now): A decentralized cooperative solution to the iterated pacifist’s dilemma game: notes in the margin of Pinker’s theory of Leviathan
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Steven Pinker Aug 16
New opposition to plant-based meat (a potential ethical & environmental godsend) exposes the incoherence & regressiveness of whole-foodism. "Processed" is a meaningless epithet used to demonize non-chic & lower-class food. (Alex Trembath)
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Steven Pinker Aug 16
Are we living in pathocracy? Leadership positions attract narcissists, who draw support from a base with related psychopathologies, particularly when the times encourage expressions of discontent. Ian Hughes, author of Disordered Minds, explains.
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Steven Pinker Aug 15
I speak with Stephen Fry about language and memory in the latest episode of his BBC series English Delight.
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Pessimists Archive Aug 14
The kids of today are so vain and obsessed with their image! (1885)
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Steven Pinker Aug 14
For the cognitive science of analogy and metaphor, see chap. 5, The Stuff of Thought : Language as a Window Into Human Nature
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Steven Pinker Aug 14
Good analogies can be among the best pedagogical and expository devices, but bad ones do more harm than good. Bad Analogy Guy Fits In by Scott Adams via
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Steven Pinker Aug 14
Future-Focused History is alive outside history class via
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