Bring Your Questions for Author Steven Pinker

...“The Global War on Terror,” Pinker shows that the rates of death from terrorism are below where they were in 1970. Pinker has kindly agreed to answer reader submitted questions....

Author Steven Pinker Answers Your Questions

Photo credit: Rebecca Goldstein Last week we solicited your questions for author and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker on his new book, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence...

Steven Pinker: “I Manage My Controversy Portfolio Carefully” (People I (Mostly) Admire, Ep. 1)

By cataloging the steady march of human progress, the Harvard psychologist and linguist has become a very public intellectual. But the self-declared “polite Canadian” has managed to enrage people on...

The Decline and Fall of Violence (Ep. 43)

...builds off the fascinating new book by Steven Pinker called The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. Pinker has just completed a very good Q&A on our...

The two smartest musicians I ever met

...a blog to accompany it. Steve Pinker was also at the table that day. (If he were a musician, he would definitely be one of the two smartest musicians I’d...

The FREAKest Links: Cold Case and Hot Button Edition

...solved.” Similar decks have been created and distributed in San Diego; Kansas City, Mo.; and Odessa, Tex. The Chicago Sun-Times excerpts Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker‘s preface to the book,...

Women Are Not Men

...In this episode of Freakonomics Radio, Stephen Dubner looks at some of the ways that women are not men. Later in the hour, Dubner talks to Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker...

Should We Separate the Art From the Artist? (NSQ Ep. 20)

...mentions psychologist Stephen Pinker ’s theory of a global moral awakening. Stephen’s Freakonomics co-author, Steven Levitt, recently interviewed Pinker for his new podcast, People I (Mostly) Admire . Stephen and...

The Neuroscience Behind Sexual Desire: Authors of A Billion Wicked Thoughts Answer Your Questions

...entirely anonymous: we neither requested nor received identifying information about individuals. Regarding temerity, our book has been endorsed by several scientists we respect and admire, including Steven Pinker, Donald Symons,...