VIDEO from Language and Progress: A conversation with and This conversation was so much fun. Enjoy and share!
I was honored to speak with Steven Pinker for a couple hours the other night about, well, a lot -- such as 1) language and 2) progress denialism. Whorfianism, a bit of race, whales ... via
I'm not denying that I was lucky enough to host Pinker and McWhorter once on stage which was great and we got into plenty of great stuff on that topic. I'm just confused as to what to call Trump right now. I'm sticking with "flaming racist."
A couple of video recommendations for you: First, an excellent discourse on the nature of language, and on societal progress w/ and (not to mention an off screen cameo by ).