Es una de las grandes figuras de la psicología cognitiva y un especialista en el binomio mente-lenguaje. Su nuevo libro, ‘En defensa de la Ilustración’, vuelve a cargar contra los profesionales del apocalipsis.
A Harvard professor says his company should be able to suck carbon dioxide out of the air, at industrial scales, by 2021.
Steven PinkerThe headline is way hyperbolic ("Climate Change Can Be Reversed by Turning Air Into Gasoline") but carbon capture (whether by trees or tech), as a complement to reducing CO2 emissions, is worth major research and investment.
How should we live: how should we care for one another; grow our capabilities to work, to learn, to love and fully realise our potential? This exciting and ambitious book shows how we can re-design the welfare state for this century.
Steven PinkerSocial welfare problems are solvable with creativity, evidence on what works, and political will. New book by Hilary Cottam: Radical Help - Little, Brown Book Group
Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | MILNER, Peter McGill Professor Emeritus Peter Milner died at the Centre hospitalier de l'université de Montréal on Saturday, June 2, 2018, just shy of his 99th birthday....
Steven PinkerMy undergraduate teacher Peter Milner died last Saturday at 99. He made one of the most important discoveries in the history of neuroscience: "pleasure centers" in the brain. I remember him as a true gentleman.
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Geoffrey Miller about evolutionary psychology. They discuss sexual selection, virtue signaling, social media, public shaming, monogamy and polyamory, taboo topics in science, genetic...
Steven PinkerSam Harris in conversation with the always-interesting Geoffrey MIller.
A longtime U.C.L.A. professor delivers not only a valuable lesson on the history of ideas but provides the conceptual tools needed to judge just what big data can and cannot deliver.
Steven PinkerBertrand Russell: “The law of causation…is a relic of a bygone age, surviving, like the monarchy, only because it is erroneously supposed to do no harm." Judea Pearl disagrees: The Book of Why is a profound explication of the science of causality.
An analysis of genetic influences on educational attainment and occupation in pre- versus post-Soviet-era Estonia shows that genetics has a much greater influence on social outcomes in a meritocratic society.
Steven PinkerWhen talent and drive become more important than privilege in a society, education and occupational status will be increasingly correlated with genetic differences: New evidence from pre- and post-Soviet Estonia. | Nature Human Behaviour