18 May 2018
In Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, Steven Pinker argues that the human race has never had it so good. These eight graphs show why he's so wrong.
<p style="">Thanks to Stanford University Prof. Paul Ehrlich for pointing this out to us. Pinker's book has been both lauded and pilloried.</p><p style="">From the article: <strong>Bill Gates has, for example, effervesced that "It's my new favorite book of all time." On the other hand, Pinker has been fiercely excoriated by a wide range of leading thinkers for writing a simplistic, incoherent paean to the dominant world order.</strong></p><p style="">Ehrlich's comment: "A fine demolition of one of Earth's most dangerous 'intellectuals.'"</p>
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