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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.
Probably one of the best books I've ever read. It covers the gamut of human experience from apathy to zealotry. Intelligent, engaging and thought provoking throughout. Read morePublished 1 month ago by dnlamoureux
Brilliant author, immensely informative, but you have to be extremely educated, at high academic level, in order to read parts of this book, which sometimes I found myself reading... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Littleman
Another must read by Steven Pinker, you will think about concepts in this book every day after you read it.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Extremely well written and erudite. Pinker weaves in a plethora of evidence, theories and information from numerous fields to support his compelling arguments. Read morePublished 1 month ago by William Tell
Pinker's work explains much of politics, religion and society past, present and future. Myths about human nature are destroyed, though the humans who hold onto them will continue... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Molenda
Not much enlightening in this book. Much of it says the obvious. Lost interest 40% through.Published 1 month ago by Ann Robertson
Celebrated Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker takes up the Nature/Nature debate, and makes the following case for nature: brains are built from genes; brains express... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Aiello