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Steven Pinker
Cognitive scientist at Harvard.
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Steven Pinker 7h
Academic acceleration has no negative long-term effects on the psychological well-being of gifted youth via
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Steven Pinker 15h
Replying to @sapinker
and Late-Talking Children, which anticipated Simon Baron-Cohen on the extreme male brain...Sowell is a libertarian conservative, which makes him taboo in mainstream intellectual circles, but even those who disagree [as I often do] are well advised to grasp his facts and arguments
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Steven Pinker 15h
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The Quest for Cosmic Justice, which compares this quixotic pursuit with the quest for human justice; Intellectuals and Society, an uncomfortable exposé of the follies of all-star intellectuals; ...
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Steven Pinker 15h
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A Conflict of Visions, which identifies the rival theories of the human condition underlying left-wing and right-wing political ideologies [the basis for the "Politics" chapter in The Blank Slate];
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Steven Pinker 15h
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As I said in an interview last year his 30 books include "his Culture trilogy which (among other things) anticipated Jared Diamond’s ideas in Guns, Germs, and Steel and explains the ubiquity of anti-Semitism; ...
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Steven Pinker 15h
Thomas Sowell is among the most brilliant & original thinkers I've read. Excellent new profile by Coleman Hughes
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Steven Pinker 20h
My colleague, fellow cyclist, biology professor, & curator of ornithology at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, bicycles across the U.S. (I feel sore just reading this.) via
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Steven Pinker Aug 2
The Dark Arts | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter [The Glenn Show] "A truly medieval moment..." (I'm proud to get a brief shoutout.) via
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Steven Pinker Aug 2
I already snagged this cartoon for my book on Rationality (in progress). Thanks to Roz Pinker (my mother) for flagging it for me.
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Steven Pinker Aug 2
Replying to @sapinker
and her intellectual fierceness is expressed with wit, charm, and respect for those she disagrees with. This collection is a treat for anyone interested in language and thought, with essays that continue to have much to teach us."
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Steven Pinker Aug 2
Replying to @sapinker
My blurb: "For half a century, Lila Gleitman has been one of the great minds in cognitive science. Brilliant, innovative, and fearless, she is one who starts and defies the trends rather than following them. Her depth of analysis is matched by experimental ingenuity, ...
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Steven Pinker Aug 2
For psycholinguists & cognitive scientists: Sentence First, Arguments Afterward (Lila Gleitman's greatest hits, with an intro by Noam Chomsky). "
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Steven Pinker Jul 31
The Roots Of Wokeness: Insightful review by of Pluckrose & Lindsay’s “Cynical Theories,” on the philosophical foundations of “social justice” warfare.
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Steven Pinker Jul 31
Ep. 9 Michael Shermer | The Covid Tonic via
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Steven Pinker Jul 31
The arc of history bends toward justice: Share of countries where homosexuality is legal
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Steven Pinker Jul 31
Progress often runs like a subterranean stream beneath storms & wildfires of the day: Why the biggest land conservation bill in a generation passed now. via
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Steven Pinker Jul 31
Should we solve climate change, or signal our virtue while moaning we're doomed? Solomon Goldstein-Rose lays out the 100% solution.
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Philip E. Tetlock Jul 30
Wrestling hindsight bias down to zero is too taxing. But it’s worth reflecting, now & then, on our fallibility—& admitting we have no idea whether the conventional wisdom of 2020 will age better than the nuggets below. y
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Andrew Copson Jul 30
Replying to @andrewcopson
What's fascinating about Rebecca is her belief in 'epistemic responsibility' – the idea that behind every action is a belief therefore making it our moral obligation to re-examine our beliefs on a regular basis.
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