Quote by Steven Pinker : “the mind is a neural”

the mind is a neural computer – Steven Pinker

Quote by Steven Pinker : “The task of evolutionary psychology”

The task of evolutionary psychology is not to weigh in on human nature, a task better left to others. It is to add the satisfying kind of insight that only science can provide: to connect what we know about human nature with the rest of our knowledge of how the world works, and to explain […]

Quote by Steven Pinker : “It Begins with skepticism The”

It Begins with skepticism. The history of human folly, and our own susceptibility to illusions and fallacies, tell us that men and women are fallible. – Steven Pinker

Quote by Steven Pinker : “Though knowledge itself increasingly ignores”

Though knowledge itself increasingly ignores boundaries between fields, professors are apt to organize their pedagogy around the methods and history of their academic subculture rather than some coherent topic in the world. – Steven Pinker

Quote by Steven Pinker : “Also even if technocrats provide”

Also, even if technocrats provide reasonable estimates of a risk, which itself is an iffy enterprise, they cannot dictate what level of risk people ought to accept. People might object to a nuclear power plant that has a minuscule risk of a meltdown not because they overestimate the risk, but because they feel that the […]