Dec. 15, 2004, 6:00-7:30 PM WMBR-FM 88.1, Steven Pinker appeared on "Dinnertime Sampler" to play a collection of the songs he uses to introduce his lectures in "The Human Mind" course at Harvard.
Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.
Harvard University Psychology professor, Steven Pinker delivers a lecture on the modern denial of human nature with a specific focus on his 2003 book The Blank Slate.
Is the world getting less violent? It seems unlikely. But Steven Pinker has amassed empirical evidence to show that it is. In this interview with Nigel Warburton for the Social Science Bites podcast he explains some of the possible causes of this transformation.