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Ep. 435: Steven Pinker Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Ep. 435: Steven Pinker Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Michael Covel interviews Steven Pinker. Steven is a Canadian-born American cognitive scientist, psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. He is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind. He covers phenomena that have traditionally not been looked at scientifically such as: visual perception, war and peace, and differences in writing styles. He has authored numerous books with his most recent being, “The Sense of Style.”Steven knew he was an atheist from the age of 13. He never had a big revelation because God was never a real part of his consciousness. However, his religious awareness as a young man helped to guide his career into using science, and science only in his research. He puts science as the decider of “what is.”Michael asks, “How has human behavior been shaped by evolution.” Steven based his book, “The Blank Slate” around the idea th

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