"Steven Pinker" Tagged Content
“Unetaneh Tokef” is Now Almost Obsolete — Thank God
What would happen if we took Unetaneh Tokef literally, and truly ask the questions it poses?
Enlightenment Thinking and Tikkun Olam
The enhancement of human life across the board and across the globe is a story that takes decades or even centuries to unfold.
Animals Evolve. People Evolve. Can Groups Evolve?
If evolution only involves discrete entities replicating themselves with high fidelity, then group-level selection probably doesn’t happen. But not everybody agrees that this is the litmus test for evolution.
What Believers and Atheists Can Learn From Each Other (co-written with Sam McNerney)
It’s inherently challenging for believers and atheists to have productive conversations. But one bright person interested in broadening the conversation is Sam McNerney, a science writer who focuses on cognitive science and an atheist interested in religion from a psychological point of view. So as two people with different religious outlooks we wondered: what can we learn from each other?
What is Most Surprising About the Religion and Science Discussion?
While conversations about truth and morality often pit science and religion in opposition to each other, when we talk about meaning and values, science and religion can come together in productive ways.