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Steven Pinker – Why Rationality Matters

In Conversation With Marcus du Sautoy

71 mins watch time

Posted October 2021

Psychology, Science

In the twenty-first century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding – and at the same time appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that discovered vaccines for Covid-19 in less than a year produce so much fake news, quack cures and conspiracy theorizing? Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker rejects the cynical cliché that humans are simply an irrational species – and implores us to make more of the powerful tools of reasoning we have built up over millennia.