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Steven Pinker on the Myth of Violence by Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker on the Myth of Violence

by Steven Pinker

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Steven Pinker shatters some commonly held assumptions about the violence of our times showing how in actuality we live in the least violent time in human history. He shows data on the homicide rate throughout human history, dispelling myths that our ancestors lived in peaceful harmony with one another. Pinker finally presents a number of theories as to why humanity is less violent that it has ever been. Check out this uplifting TED talk which is available on MP3 audio download and streaming video.


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Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species' existence.


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