The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018 was divided equally between William D. Nordhaus "for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis" and Paul M. Romer "for integrating technological...
Steven PinkerPaul Romer gets the econ Nobel this Sat for noting that folks don't need resources per se but heat, light, food, etc, which can come from different phys. sources depending on knowledge. And human cognition can explore an infinite space of ideas.
It has eight arms, three hearts — and a plan. Scientists aren’t sure how the cephalopods got to be so intelligent.
Steven PinkerYes, the Octopus Is Smart as Heck. But Why? Article omits my favorite idea: IQ is handy when you have manipulators to translate smarts into action. Compare H sap: earliest ancestors had hands & were bipedal so didn't have to walk on them all the time.
A conversation with best selling authors Steven Pinker and John McWhorter exploring their work in the fields of linguistics, progress-denialism, and race.
Moderated by Jay Shapiro. With an open Q and A.
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Steven PinkerIf you have a ticket to my canceled Pangburn Philosophy event with Matt Dillahunty this Thursday in New York, please see the next tweet for info about the last-minute replacement event.
By James A. Haught In the 2018 election, America's shrinking segment of white evangelicals mobilized strongly for the Republican Party - but the rising cohort of nonreligious Americans failed to exert their full political power. As secularism grows...
A Harvard study has found that children born in August in states with a Sept. 1 cutoff birth date for school enrollment have a 30 percent higher risk for ADHD diagnosis than peers born in September, which may reflect overdiagnosis.
Steven PinkerMany suspect that a lot of kids diagnosed with "ADHD" are just normal kids ill-suited to a classroom environment. New evidence: kids born in August (younger than their peers if there's a Sept cutoff) are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/… via @Harvard
An interview with Juan Manuel Santos, former president of Colombia and 2016 Peace Prize winner for his efforts to negotiate an agreement that ended a 50-year-long internal conflict and brought peace to Colombia.
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Coal, the most polluting of energy sources, shows no sign of disappearing three years after the Paris agreement, when world leaders promised decisive action against global warming.
Steven Pinker“The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard?” Because of the dread and taboo surrounding nuclear power, not least in this article. When nukes close, coal, not solar or wind, takes up the slack.