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This book deserves every piece of it's 5 stars and then some!!!
Pinker's book is not intended for the scientific community, which has generally accepted the facts and conclusions presented in this book for decades.
In his multidisciplinary tour-de-force "The Blank Slate:The Modern Denial of Human Nature" Steven Pinker has presented us with a landmark book.
Pinker set out to defeat three theories:
- The blank slate -- the idea that all humans are the same at birth and that whatever each
develops into is the result of... Read more
An excellent review of evolutionary psychology and a must read for anyone who is interested in the true nature of humanityPublished 22 days ago by Stephen P.
If you want to know anything at all about what makes us tick, this is the book for you. I don't want to commit the logical fallacy of Argument from Authority, so I will only say... Read morePublished 2 months ago by double_H
One of the few good books on the subject. Annoying attempt to be non-partisan is a waste and gets in the way. He's a conservative, get used to it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Frankie J.
Makes one think deeply about where we developed from. Steven also answers email about questions or comments. This author is outstanding. Read morePublished 3 months ago by weaver516
Any review I could offer of this book would not begin to do it justice. I recommend it to everyone.Published 3 months ago by Jay D.
An amazingly clear exposition of the modern synthesis in the cognitive sciences. No one can seriously approach the current debates in politics, education, philosophy, or the social... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gary Y Fletcher