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.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Chalking It Up To The Blank Slate
Steven Pinker speaks at TED: