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human nature | Jan 30th, 2013

The Economist's World in 2013: Steven Pinker On Human Moralization [VIDEO]

With 2013 well underway, what can we expect to learn about human nature, morality, and society in the year to come? Steven Pinker, a leading cognitive scientist, gives his predictions in a keynote at the The Economist’s World in 2013 Festival. While he says that he doesn't want to make bold... Continue Reading →
human nature | Jan 5th, 2012

Steven Pinker: The Better Angels of Our Nature and Advances in Gay Rights

In his new masterwork, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Steven Pinker argues that we may be living in the most peaceful era of human history. Though the book is ostensibly about the decline in violence worldwide, a review in Xtra! points to the significance that Pinker’s work has for gay rights: “In... Continue Reading →