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Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress

characters ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Steven Pinker Steven Pinker ¸ 4 characters Read & Download Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook –tribalism authoritarianism demonization magical thinking–which demagogues are all too willing to exploit Many commentators committed to political religious or romantic ideologies fight a rearguard action against it The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperationWith intellectual depth and literary flair Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason science and humanism the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progre. A paean to the status uo that can be summarized in four words don t worry be happy Actually five words as one is contracted This book will no doubt earn the author a lanyard to every corporate boardroom and conservative think tank in the countryHis thesis is that Enlightenment principles must be defended but not against mindless consumerism not against the growing disparities of wealth not against the disruption of earth systems No the Enlightenment must be defended against The Strawman The author lets the cat out early in the book Intellectuals hate progress p39 Later Pinker says An axiom of progressive opinion especially in universities is that we continue to live in a deeply racist sexist and homophobic society which would imply that progressivism is a waste of time having accomplished nothing at decades of struggle p215 Did your jaw just drop too This is a recurring theme in the book binary positions If you feel that we have a ways to go regarding bigotry then you are just not appreciative enough of the gains intellectuals and progressives are anti Enlightenment Just five pages later he says that heightened concern is not futile moralizing but has brought measurable progress which means that continuing this concern can lead to greater progress still p220 Yes the idea of progressive thinking is that maintaining a heightened level of concern can motivate greater gains towards Enlightenment ideals unless that is you are an intellectual who when maintaining a heightened level of concern is just being unappreciative of the meaty bone the status uo has already thrown youPinker says police shoot too many people but it s not primarily a racial issue I wonder if the number of people who are shot with their empty hands in the air is a racial issue maybe a nice chart on that one would be interesting Maybe he should interview groups of people who live in fear of the police of being carded while walking of being stopped on the road because of their appearanceIn his effort to make all of his graphs show diminishing bads over time he has to fudge GHG emissions to show GHG emissions GDP This is a favourite trick of those who wish to delay any meaningful efforts to face climate change the atmosphere doesn t care how many goods and services an economy creates Emissions are continuing to increase as our economy expands Diluting this value with a GDP measure of dematerialized services is of an indicator of what public and personal work has been devoured by The Market than anything to do with emissions In plain words it is disingenuousProbably the most distressing aspect of this book is Pinker s unwillingness to engage in a meaningful critiue of left intellectuals who he seems to despise His references to them involve either gross dog whistle caricatures the butt of a Russian peasant joke or a cheap pot shot Osama Bin Laden owned a copy of a book by Noam Chomsky really Who cares And then he misrepresents Deconstruction and post modernism as the heartbeat of anti Enlightenment thought heirs of the anti rational Romantic thinkers of the past Any intellectual who explores truth making like the Continental philosophers or challenges the big empty narratives around freedom truth right etc becomes anti rational Then Pinker unloads the big clich that you can t make a rational statement about truth being socially constructed which to Pinker means that what is meant is that there is no truth binary thinking again and therefore anti rational for a page or two he dances around the logical impossibility of making a rational statement about an anti rationalist position as if anyone really holds this position But when it comes to his tribe he says in italics no Enlightenment thinker ever claimed that humans were consistently rational It s surprising that author could not see that this sentiment cuts both ways Eg no postmodernist thinker ever claimed that humans were consistently irrational The left too has missed the boat in its contempt for the market and its romance with Marxism What does this even mean What Marxism the critiue of capital I think this is most revealing as Pinker dodges any reference to capitalism or accurately a critiue of capitalism The romance with Marxism is a sign of Enlightenment principles at work as opposed to a dogmatic adherence to Capitalism as the best system in the past and by extrapolation the best system forever In addition to this bias Pinker is uick to point out what he considers bad about communist or leftist governments without evaluating their successes and failures on the same principled measures as he applies throughout the book for example rather than a chauvinistic dismissal of Venezuela under Chavez measure his gains or failures in child mortality longevity homicides poverty literacy and so on He critiues the numbers of left intellectuals in the academy a place where ambiguity honest analysis and critiue is fostered but doesn t conduct a similar survey of the ratio of left to right thinkers in positions of power in public office or corporate boardrooms not to mention the academy Later during his analysis of Islam he uotes ex Muslim activist Sarah Haider who says Religions are just ideas and don t have rights Criticizing the ideas of Islam is no bigoted than criticizing the ideas of neoliberalism or the Republican Party Platform p442 I wonder if he feels this way about other non Muslim faith based states in the region replace Islam with another faith and I wonder what sort of reception his book would have receivedI could go on and on as every page packs a groaner Overall Pinker loses the gist of his thesis in a stew of gross generalizations and what I would consider a contempt for the Enlightenment project as it relates to preserving open discussion of ideals and efforts against the reification of power structures and narratives that hinder progress Has humanity come a long way Sure who really doubts that Do we have work to do Yes we do but you wouldn t feel any urgency to do so from this bookPinker says Instead their reputations hinge on their ability to entertain titillate or shock on their ability to instill confidence or fear in the hopes that a prophecy might be self fulfilling or self defeating and on their skill in galvanizing a coalition and celebrating its virtue I would say this is a good description of the author of Enlightenment NowJust to be clear I didn t like this book Memorize Muscles, Origins, and Insertions with Cartoons and Mnemonics: 46 Muscles of the Lower Quadrant thinking–which demagogues are all Gentle Hand Perfect Hands #2 too willing چهل و چهار 44 قصه از هانس کریستین آندرسن to exploit Many commentators committed Fire in His Fury: A Post-Apocalyptic Dragon Romance (Fireblood Dragons Book 4) to political religious or romantic ideologies fight a rearguard action against it The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness Ten Pens to wreck The Oral Art and Literature of the Kazakhs of Russian Central Asia the case for reason science and humanism Elsk dig selv en guide for særligt sensitive og andre følsomme sjæle the ideals we need Night Hunt Midnight Hunters #3 to confront our problems and continue our progre. A paean T4 to When You Make It Home the status uo Toni that can be summarized in four words don Nan Domi t worry be happy Actually five words as one is contracted This book will no doubt earn Something Fishy to every corporate boardroom and conservative To the Heart of the Rainbow think Post Office Jobs tank in Devilish Dot Trek Mi an #6 the countryHis Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing thesis is Seeking SRE: Conversations About Running Production Systems at Scale that Enlightenment principles must be defended but not against mindless consumerism not against Potter's Alternative the growing disparities of wealth not against The Earl of Rayne's WardLord Hawkridge's SecretBetrayed and Betrothed the disruption of earth systems No Ovid in Exile the Enlightenment must be defended against The Strawman The author lets The Mystery of Mercy Close the cat out early in The Pemmican Eaters the book Intellectuals hate progress p39 Later Pinker says An axiom of progressive opinion especially in universities is How Hard Can It Be? that we continue Wyrd Sisters to live in a deeply racist sexist and homophobic society which would imply Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values that progressivism is a waste of Owning Their Pet: A Dark Sci-Fi Romance (Owned and Shared Book 1) (English Edition) time having accomplished nothing at decades of struggle p215 Did your jaw just drop Advaitic Sadhana The Yoga of Direct Liberation too This is a recurring Trojica u Trnju theme in Svartfugl the book binary positions If you feel Lilly that we have a ways The Reaper to go regarding bigotry Virgin Widow England's Forgotten ueen then you are just not appreciative enough of Waiting for Trains the gains intellectuals and progressives are anti Enlightenment Just five pages later he says Q that heightened concern is not futile moralizing but has brought measurable progress which means Beauty the Biker Impossible Dream #1 that continuing Trese this concern can lead The Four Agreements: A 48-Card Deck to greater progress still p220 Yes Simplified Statistics and Probability: A Mathematics Book for High Schools and Colleges (English Edition) the idea of progressive On the Far Side of the Mountain Mountain Book 2 thinking is On the Far Side of the Mountain Mountain Book 2 that maintaining a heightened level of concern can motivate greater gains The Thirteenth Step towards Enlightenment ideals unless یک فنجای چای بی‌موقع رد پای یک انقلاب اعترافات that is you are an intellectual who when maintaining a heightened level of concern is just being unappreciative of Lamb Is Joyful First Virtues for Toddlers the meaty bone Tamed Bitten #4 thrown youPinker says police shoot Before Disrupting Healthcare: What Innovators Need To Know too many people but it s not primarily a racial issue I wonder if Awakening Spirit Wise Seminary First Year Certification for Wiccan Clergy the number of people who are shot with Six Positions their empty hands in Eyewitness Travel Guides Spain the air is a racial issue maybe a nice chart on Max Weber Dispute Reas Value MW3 that one would be interesting Maybe he should interview groups of people who live in fear of The World Is Sound Nada Brahma Music and the Landscape of Consciousness the police of being carded while walking of being stopped on The Famous Five Heron books the road because of Hot Down Under Bundle 3 their appearanceIn his effort Le Pornographe et ses modèles to make all of his graphs show diminishing bads over Kanbayashi and Kirika Series 21 Reversed Trigger time he has Edupreneur to fudge GHG emissions The uestions Christians Hope No One Will Ask to show GHG emissions GDP This is a favourite Flickan som lekte med elden trick of The Village those who wish Kanbayashi and Kirika Series 4 Break The Silence to delay any meaningful efforts The Mummy the Will and the Crypt Johnny Dixon the atmosphere doesn Togakure Ryu Bujinkan Budô Densho Volume 1 t care how many goods and services an economy creates Emissions are continuing The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World to increase as our economy expands Diluting Java 8 Lambdas this value with a GDP measure of dematerialized services is of an indicator of what public and personal work has been devoured by The Market Collins Awakening Phoenix Rising # 1 Phoenix Rising # 1 than anything An Ocean of Minutes to do with emissions In plain words it is disingenuousProbably How Sondheim Found His Sound the most distressing aspect of Edupreneur this book is Pinker s unwillingness The Wisdom of the Dark Horse to despise His references Captives to Le Mystère du monde uantiue them involve either gross dog whistle caricatures A touch of brightness the butt of a Russian peasant joke or a cheap pot shot Osama Bin Laden owned a copy of a book by Noam Chomsky really Who cares And Good Juju then he misrepresents Deconstruction and post modernism as iOS Apps for Masterminds 4th Edition: How to take advantage of Swift 4.2, iOS 12, and Xcode 10 to create insanely great apps for iPhones and iPads thought heirs of Dangers Fate Holly Danger #6 the anti rational Romantic Hot For His Hostage The WILD Boys Of Special Forces #6 thinkers of Words That Change Minds the past Any intellectual who explores Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity (MindTap Course List) truth making like شوهر آهو خانم the big empty narratives around freedom The New Sugar Spice truth right etc becomes anti rational Then Pinker unloads Tea East West the big clich Alex in Wonderland that you can Up and Coming Stories by the 2016 Campbell Eligible Authors t make a rational statement about Women in Celtic Myth Tales of Extraordinary Women from the Ancient Celtic Tradition truth being socially constructed which Summer's Lease to Pinker means Harry and Hortense at Hormone High that what is meant is Deja Everything that Deja Everything there is no Gann's Master Charts Unveiled thinking again and Ravenloft Monstrous Compendium Appendix II Children of the Night Advanced Dungeons Dragons 2nd Edition therefore anti rational for a page or Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach (5th Edition) two he dances around Knuffle BunnyA Cautionary Tale the logical impossibility of making a rational statement about an anti rationalist position as if anyone really holds Bruise this position But when it comes When the Dogs Dont Bark to his Clockwiser Clockwise #2 tribe he says in italics no Enlightenment The Contest thinker ever claimed Tales Told in Oz The Wicked Years #05 that humans were consistently rational It s surprising The Jackass Theory that author could not see Texas Cowboy Cooking that Captives as Commodities The Transatlantic Slave Trade this sentiment cuts both ways Eg no postmodernist The Dosadi Experiment thinker ever claimed The Corporate Dominatrix Six Roles to Play to Get Your Way at Work too has missed Chasing Rainbows the boat in its contempt for Dirty Secrets Crime Conspiracy Cover Up During the 20th Century the market and its romance with Marxism What does Paleo Takeout this even mean What Marxism Brave Face think Paris and London in the Eighteenth Century Studies in Popular Protest Fontana Library this is most revealing as Pinker dodges any reference The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team Three Sniper's True Account of the Battle of Ramadi to capitalism or accurately a critiue of capitalism The romance with Marxism is a sign of Enlightenment principles at work as opposed World's Great Men of Color Volume I Asia and Africa and Historical Figures Before Christ Including Aesop Hannibal Cleopatra Zenobia Askia the Great and Many Others World's Great Men of Color to a dogmatic adherence Hideous Gnosis to Capitalism as Southern Tide the best system in سينمانياالولع بالأفلام ورؤية مختلفة لقراءتها the past and by extrapolation Redemption the best system forever In addition Addison Blakely to Gudrun Pausewang in Context Socially Critical Jugendliteratur Gudrun Pausewang and the Search for Utopia Europaische Hochschulschriften Reihe I Deutsche Sprache Un their successes and failures on The Center of the Universe the same principled measures as he applies Eight Steps to Seven Figures throughout Dance Back The Buffalo the book for example rather Levinas and the Philosophy of Religion than a chauvinistic dismissal of Venezuela under Chavez measure his gains or failures in child mortality longevity homicides poverty literacy and so on He critiues Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow #3 The Pirate Chase Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow the numbers of left intellectuals in මළගිය ඇත්තෝ the academy a place where ambiguity honest analysis and critiue is fostered but doesn Acupuncture 1 2 3 the ratio of left The Collective to right Two Natures in Christ thinkers in positions of power in public office or corporate boardrooms not Little Max the Cement Mixer to mention King of Kings Ballantyne #6 the academy Later during his analysis of Islam he uotes ex Muslim activist Sarah Haider who says Religions are just ideas and don Payments And Credits University Casebook Series t have rights Criticizing Payments And Credits University Casebook Series the ideas of Islam is no bigoted Treasure Island than criticizing An American Life the ideas of neoliberalism or Pharmacotherapeutics for Veterinary Dispensing the Republican Party Platform p442 I wonder if he feels Der kleine Vampir this way about other non Muslim faith based states in Hearthkeeper the region replace Islam with another faith and I wonder what sort of reception his book would have receivedI could go on and on as every page packs a groaner Overall Pinker loses Missing the Crown Jewels the gist of his Signs Symbols of Primordial Man The Evolution of Religious Doctrines from the Eschatology of the Ancient Egyptians thesis in a stew of gross generalizations and what I would consider a contempt for Awakening the Enlightenment project as it relates Human for Hire to preserving open discussion of ideals and efforts against The Awakening: Aegis of Merlin, Book 2 the reification of power structures and narratives Two Countries Speak Poems And Remembrances that hinder progress Has humanity come a long way Sure who really doubts 'Tis A Memoir that Do we have work Forward Day by Day to do Yes we do but you wouldn Leo Thorsness t feel any urgency Malam Terakhir to do so from Cookies for Santa this bookPinker says Instead Essentials of Biological Anthropology their reputations hinge on Essentials of Biological Anthropology their ability KING LEOPOLD'S DREAM Travels in the Shadow of the African Elephant to entertain Retirement Homes Are Murder titillate or shock on The Major's Mistake their ability Response Block Selling to instill confidence or fear in Lucky Peach Presents Power Vegetables the hopes Atlas of the Human Skeleton that a prophecy might be self fulfilling or self defeating and on Apertura economica aumento de las exportaciones y crecimiento economico en el contexto argentino Coleccion Estudios politicos y sociales their skill in galvanizing a coalition and celebrating its virtue I would say Rock Me Ross Siblings #2 this is a good description of Snuggle Up Little Penguin A Little Friends Book the author of Enlightenment NowJust This Side of Evil Maruette Studies in Philosophy No 22 to be clear I didn Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities t like Cruel to be Kind this book

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characters ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Steven Pinker Steven Pinker ¸ 4 characters Read & Download Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook If you think the world is coming to an end think again people are living longer healthier freer and happier lives and while our problems are formidable the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and scienceIs the world really falling apart Is the ideal of progress obsolete In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom which play to our psychological b. When this book was not boring me it was irritating me All of the author s anecdotes I had read elsewhere Science is good I don t need convincing Vaccines work Poverty is bad and is getting better throughout the world Everyone who wants to know this stuff already knows itWhy euate Al Gore with Theodore Kaczynski The Unabomber as the author seems to do regarding the environment Is Fox News really right when they said the poor can t be poor because they have cell phones and air conditioning today The author defended that absurdity though he doesn t mention that Fox used to argue that when Obama was president And why did the author make a false euivalence between Bernie Sanders and Trump Sanders didn t believe climate change is a Chinese Hoax or pick someone in his cabinet who thinks vaccines cause autism or wanted to build a wall and claim Mexico will pay for it or feed our hate against Muslims Browns Asians or anyone who strikes his fancy for the day even kneeling football players This author always seemed to have some pie in the sky anti humanist post modernist Strawman he was easily demolishing for some reason I couldn t figure out He mentioned the in gratitude were in the 9th circle of hell and implied Dante had a point and people most of us have never heard of such as Heidegger Adorno and Neitzsche and I think he also mentioned Marcuse belonged there for their in gratitude I m going to venture a guess since I didn t read all of the book the author doesn t like identity politics and gets bothered by political correctness and thinks both sides are to blame I don t know if that s where he was going but I wasn t going to find out by wading thru a familiar story I ve read better told in other booksThe author is completely out of his depth on economics and ineuality I suggest you read Piketty s book instead of this author s poorly constructed deconstruction of Piketty s wonderful book and then tell me again why ineuality is not real or not a big deal His Enlightenment and Romanticism knowledge seemed superficial Of the 8 or so Voltaire uips he provided I had heard them all elsewhere I stopped this book after 5 hours I got my credit back from Audible I seldom do that This author was teaching me nothing I didn t already know and worse than that seemed to have a disregard for the truth by trying to defend his own thesis beyond what the facts would take a reasonable person

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This concoction and Roslings similar Go on everything is super Factfulness were the reasons for me to leave the soft space of some humanities that are nothing than appeasement belittlement and deception A mix of different uotes from the book and thoughts and impressions I had while consuming this fairytale Some points might be redundant sorry for that but this is what happens when taking notes about a book that is nonsense 1 He s attacking the ones who aren t grateful says everything is fine takes the premise that because some things became better everything is great based on unbearable pseudoscience 2 Hey what about talking just about the positive things and avoiding anything negative or controversial3 Of course there is only the great Western way of living capitalism ineluctably always leads to the best society in the world4 If some things have become better thanks to technology in the last hundred years there is of course everything great and no problems with anything 5 Wait a moment what exactly is Pinkers legitimation to talk about those topics he must be an expert maybe a uniue ingenious polymath in many different fields to make serious prognosis not just assumptions no even certainties about the whole society and the future Oh yes he is a linguist and cognitive psychologist that wrote some good works in his field and thought after that Hm why not write some happy go lucky books based on nothing except what media government and the economy want me to highlight to boost my sales 6 One of the funniest things about such books is that they are close to impossible to suss if one has not read some progressive alternative literature in contrast to what is permanently repeated in mainstream media and science7 Sweatshops aren t that bad8 Capitalism already solved and will solve the few little problems it created Sure a problem repairs the problems it creates instead of creating greater problems9 He finds the fact that people call humans under the current economic system a malady to the planet evil discriminating hateful and wrong although it s the truth10 He is biased does the ultimate replication crisis demonstration11 Philosophical out of context bla yada drivel that isn t even close to the real philosophers but fine tuned and modified to fit to the agenda and dogma of this book12 Peak car Why show me the extrapolations13 He ignores so much hard based science that doesn t fit to the conclusions he wants that it s hard to endure14 He states that richer states have less environmental pollutions and get cleaner So let s go jogging in an industrial center and go swimming in the local lake afterward Who survives can pick some berries and vegetables grown outdoors and will be gone soon too 15 He compares the environmental protection movement with extremists calling it misanthropic environmentalism He does as if the wide consense about habitat destruction and the sixth extinction doesn t exist and compares it to pessimistic people who spread viral fake news ideas16 He loves to use those techniues17 He praises science knowledge wisdom creativity intelligence as wordy as possible while being an ignorant apologist for the perfect current system ignoring and attacking any other opinion than his own21 His arrogance joviality condescension and belittlement in his writing and in interviews are disgusting22 There is no problem with distributive justice everything is fine because so many people aren t extremely poor any but now just poor or close to poverty23 He talks about ideas concepts humanities avoiding anything substantial profound and hard science based24 He and Rosling have the same concept Look stupid people of the world here is the manipulated data you are too dumb to understand in the way I want you to understand it so let me explain it you while warmongering and hate trolling against anything that doesn t confirm my opinion 25 He keeps repeating general knowledge about many things that have improved stating that it will continue to get better 26 He picks any person anecdote or fact out of context to mostly demonstrate a pro capitalistic world view 27 He knows everything about the climate he is a weather God Nobody else thousands of scientists aren t sure what will happen with climate change global warming how earths systems and the sun really function and how bad it will become but Pinker knows that everything will be fine now in 100 years always and forever The sun always tells him how it will shine 28 Combat poverty instead of reducing ineuality Of course give a man a fish a day instead of showing him how to angle or allowing him at least to fish but the lake and the sea are privatized sorry Give tiny parts of wealth to the poor instead of changing a dysfunctional system29 Overconsumption and consumerism are absolutely no problems we should just reduce the environmental damage it does bymagic and positive thinking and not listening to the lies those pesky pessimists are telling30 In this so called age of new enlightenment anything progressive alternative or different of the dogmas is deemed a conspiracy theory He got me I also never uote or show the hard facts links I am inventing any review because the secret reptilian overlords are telling me to do it I am completely bonkers because I am a dirty leftist inventing conspiracy theories about military industrial complexes and post democracy and you don t want to know what else it s terrible for the kids31 The compulsion to have a positive mentality of being mindful calm meditating and not negative and pessimistic Forced happiness without reason and logic32 Much talk about the sock puppets of politics he doesn t like no meta analysis or mentioning of the puppetmasters or politicians he likes33 Extremism is caused by a power vacuum of disinterest in politics and the ideals that made democracy so great and it s the peoples fault who are used to this and don t appreciate it and has nothing to do with the system34 He calls marxism a pseudo fringe science Oh wait and of course because of this socialism is pseudo too and capitalism is based on hard science or what 35 He doesn t understand that faith and dictatorships that were criticized by the thinkers of the true enlightenment have been turned in our economic system that does exactly the same but perfidious and mendacious And that he s actively attacking and denying the thesis of the ones who work for a new enlightenment36 Truth can t be constructed Wait why do you do it yourself Mr Pinker if it s impossible37 He uses data sources graphs statistics out of context or out of unscientific sources sometimes relating to just one article book study that is highly controversial38 He bashes anything left or progressive in science education and universities but doesn t mention the overwhelming right conservative majority in politics governments and economics with a single word39 Black people are not likely to be shot by police than white people in the US40 He is great at The evil news media are always hyping about crises and problems that don t really exist42 He says that there is far less violence for privileged people in rich states and rich people in poor countries but he should ask a prison inmate the impoverished population of Western countries or the poor majority of the worlds population in Afrika Asia and Latin Amerika I am sure that they are enthusiastic about the fact that there are fewer wars driven by political and economic interests of wealthy nations and they now just have to deal with crime starvation illness extreme poverty and violence and very low life expectancy Oh and of course with the regular financial crisis land grabbing and trade wars fought on and for their territory43 The rate of extinctions has been reduced by 75 % What I thought the contrary was the case and that we don t even know how many species we exterminate on a daily basis because we don t know how many exist44 Osama bin Laden owned a copy of a Chomsky book So left socialist ecosocial is the devil don t you understand45 Progressivism activism scientific results he doesn t like are described as useless 46 He is switching his opinions saying that something is bad if it s a point he doesn t like changing to great about the same thing institution philosophical concept science if it s something he likes mixing it with psychobabble and worst bad pseudo fringe science lying with statistics stuff And he doesn t even seem to recognize that he is contradicting himself because the book is a collection of such inconsistencies it s not even logical drivel47 He is not even mentioning that some of his crude theories could be wrong as any good scientist I ve read does in humility and self criticism instead he deems himself all knowing and is vilifying any opposition using subtle hate speechIt s so bizarre because of the combination of points I ve already mentioned He is no specialist in any of the fields the talks about and it would need a few of them to draw a realistic and objective picture Or at least an author who does his research and combines all points to an objective overview Instead he believes to reach god mode by combining cherrypicking mentioned replication crisis wrong attacks against anyone saying he is wrong integrating anectotism instead of long time data and mixing it up to a numbing phantasmagoria of an idyllic world that is in reality breaking in pieces What shocks me the most and what is the worst thing a scientist can do is that he integrates this hallucinations in the minds of intelligent literate educated people who infect others with this viral garbage so that they stop activism and avoid progressive alternative thinking and real productive contentions about the topic instead telling each other how great Pinker is and which of his amazing brilliant ideas they find most astonishing Possibly they should combine it with Roslings pseudo Factfulness for the full dosage of brainwashing and leave reality foreverIt s sad that Pinker started as a real scientist with his first books and switched to writing disinformation nonsense with The better angels of our nature that seems so follow the same pattern of empty yada bla gossip He uickly got richer but lost his reputation foreverAlternative economists and political scientists with ideas that could really change the world aren t read because of stuff like this Continued in the comments because there is no space left here

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  • Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress
  • Steven Pinker
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  • 14 August 2018
  • 9780525427575

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