The Myth of Violence
Steven Pinker

In this thought-provoking talk, Linguist Steven Pinker tells us about the Myth of Violence. He recalls Man's violent past and compares it to the amount of violence we have today. He talks about the possible reasons why man's behavior is such and offers to us a truth that the present is indeed a peaceful place to live in.

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Steven Pinker: The Myth of Violence

March 1, 2007 (over 13 years ago)

In this thought-provoking talk, Linguist Steven Pinker tells us about the Myth of Violence. He recalls Man's violent past and compares it to the amount of violence we have today. He talks about the possible reasons why man's behavior is such and offers to us a truth that the present is indeed a p...

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Source: TED

Steven Pinker: Chalking it Up to the Blank Slate

February 1, 2003 (over 17 years ago)

In this talk, Linguist Steven Pinker tells us about the Blank Slate. He defines the popular notion and argues that it is an incorrect idea. He puts forward scientific proof that we all have qualities that we are already born with.

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Source: TED

Steven Pinker: On Language and Thought

July 1, 2005 (almost 15 years ago)

In this talk, Linguist Steven Pinker tells us about Language and Thought. He explains some technical aspects of language then deals with the more complex indirect speech. He further tells us that the way we use language reflects our thoughts and could be a window to understand ourselves better.

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Source: TED

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