Broadly speaking, the Southern and Western desert and mountain states will vote for the candidate who endorses an aggressive military, a role for religion in public life, laissez-faire economic policies, private ownership of guns and relaxed conditions for using them, less regulation and taxation, and a valorization of the traditional family.Steven Pinker
Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world.Steven Pinker
A hostility to modernity is shared by ideologies that have nothing else in common - a nostalgia for moral clarity, small-town intimacy, family values, primitive communism, ecological sustainability, communitarian solidarity, or harmonies with the rhythms of nature.Steven Pinker
Die menschliche Natur ist komplex. Selbst wenn es Neigungen zur Gewalt gibt, gibt es doch auch Neigungen zu Empathie und Kooperation.
Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.Menschen, EmpathieSteven Pinker
Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics.Steven Pinker