Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Video: Pinker on violence

Harvard evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker argues in his fantastic recent TEDTalk that "everything you know [about violence] is wrong". Pinker recapitulates the argument he made in The Blank Slate that human beings today are far less violent that they have ever been - that, to put it crudely, Hobbes was right and Locke was wrong. The video, embedded below, is well worth watching... Alternatively, click here to go directly to the video at the TED website.

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