All Blog Posts Tagged 'Pinker' (3)

Steven Pinker on 'The Better Angels of Our Nature' (Video)

Back in March I attended the exceptional annual Voltaire Lecture, hosted by the British Humanist Association. This particular talk - given by 'Canadian-born experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist and popular science author' Steven Pinker (pictured left) and chaired by the wonderful…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on June 14, 2013 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Does organised humanism have a demographic problem?

The BHA's Voltaire Lecture

I have always been a humanist, really. But it’s only recently that I've made the effort to ‘get involved’ with humanism more actively.

At my secondary school I now run an ‘Asking Questions Club’ – “a space to discuss, with rationality, empiricism, and all-round critical thinking in mind”, reads the poster, “absolutely everyone welcome” – which has been going well.

More and more, I am also making the effort to attend lectures, talks,…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 29, 2013 at 7:30am — 17 Comments

Steven Pinker interviewed by Albert Mohler

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Interesting how Mohler, the religious host, is very polite but is very careful not to accidentally agree with Pinker; at times he just abruptly changes the subject.

Interview with Steven Pinker

Thinking in Public

March 2, 2011

(This is a rush transcript. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated)

Mohler: This is…

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Added by Samuel H. Kenyon on March 8, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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