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
There is valid criticisms against some of Pinker's theses in his latest book. These responses are beyond ridiculous though...
TED fellows including & push back against Steven Pinker's talk & ideas
- "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.
I hope is allowed some right of reply to this trash-talking fest: .
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
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"
Risible TEDBlog appraisal of . The surest sign of empty criticism is the cringe-worthy word "unpack".
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