Presenting "objective" "Western" science as being in opposition to "brown people" and "indigenous ways of knowing" is ridiculous & condescending (as if non-white people are incapable of objectivity.) It's absurd to have this pseudoscience elevated by TED
TED fellows including & push back against Steven Pinker's talk & ideas
There is valid criticisms against some of Pinker's theses in his latest book. These responses are beyond ridiculous though...
- "Intellectuals hate progress." Intellectuals -"Hey, that's not true." attendees - "Hold our locally sourced komboucha"...
After reading this I have decided to buy Steven Pinker’s book out of spite.
A collection of arguments against . ("If they were right, one would have been enough" —Einstein)
Enlightenment? Or entitlement? A response to Steven Pinker from a panel of TED Fellows
I hope is allowed some right of reply to this trash-talking fest: .
I bookmarked a post on the #TED2018 blog entitled "Enlightenment? Or entitlement? A response to Steven Pinker from a panel of TED Fellows" but that link now redirects to a different post. Where did it go? Here is the original link
Risible TEDBlog appraisal of . The surest sign of empty criticism is the cringe-worthy word "unpack".
Enlightenment? Or entitlement? A response to Steven Pinker from a panel of TED Fellows via
TED: Technology, Entertainment, and Design... or Tosh Emitting Dullards? "Enlightenment? Or entitlement? A response to Steven Pinker from a panel of TED Fellows"