(Inside Science) -- Picture a mother softly singing to her baby. The image probably doesn't make you think of struggle and conflict, but that may be exactly how such music evolved. Two Harvard researchers propose that the soothing songs we sing to...
Steven PinkerLullabies May be Product of Battle Between Parents and Babies
<p><em>This November marks the 12<sup>th</sup> anniversary of World Philosophy Day, a moveable feast endorsed by UNESCO and aimed at underlining the significant and often overlooked impact and value of philosophy on everyday life and human thought....
When an area is more than 85 percent white, support for President Trump skyrockets — and that makes all the difference.
Steven PinkerLatest finding from quantitative Trumpology: nearly all-white towns provided the winning margin. More evidence that Trumpism is a last-gasp cultural/racial reaction, not an economic protest. Voting
Esta semana, a raíz del diálogo sostenido entre el actor de cine Alan Alda y el famoso biólogo Edward O. Wilson en el Festival de las Humanidades de Chicago, en USA, se revivió el tema de la Selección de grupos, teoría apoyada por Wilson, contra la...
Steven PinkerEl falso atractivo de la teoría de la Selección de grupos (Spanish translation of my essay "The False Allure of Group Selection" by Ana Velez). Blogs El Espectador
Early socialists certainly toyed with the idea of racial inferiority
Steven PinkerRacial justice advocates err in linking racism w capitalism - it's the other way around. Marxism has long been tied to racism (which is, most often, bad for business). Marian Tupy explains.
Neuroaesthetics, an innovative but controversial new area of neuroscience research, has the potential to help us understand the ways our brain responds to art. But some remain skeptical of how much science can really tell us about aesthetic...
Steven PinkerBeauty and the Brain: The Emerging Field of Neuroaesthetics | Featuring Nancy Etcoff & others. in The Harvard Crimson