Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Chalking It Up To The Blank Slate

Steven Pinker speaks at TED:
Steven Pinker's book The Blank Slate argues that all humans are born with some innate traits. Here, Pinker talks about his thesis, and why some people found it incredibly upsetting.
In the video, Pinker also explains why a great majority of parenting advice is bunk. If you find this talk interesting, I highly recommend Pinker's book: The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature. It is a truly fascinating read.

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