RSA – The Better Angels of our Nature – Steven Pinker

Posted by on November 29, 2011 in Quick Note, Thoughts | 0 comments

Steven Pinker, one of the world’s most exciting public thinkers, presents a radical re-assessment of human progress. In this 22 minute talk, Pinker gives good evidence that violence among people is actually on the decline. I know many believe otherwise, but if we take into account the much more immediate and widespread availability of information in this age, we have access to news of violence more-so than ever before so it only seems much more violent. I know Pinker has received quite a bit of criticism over this claim, but I’d be interested in your opinions.

 

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