71 mins watch time
Posted October 2021
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.