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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.
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 3 months ago by Gary Y Fletcher
Great book. Well structured well researched and well argued..
Another nail in the coffin of politically directed 'science' discussion. Read more
Since the Enlightenment philosophers have asked the question "what is the basic nature of man?" (Unfortunately back in those days women didn't count for much. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Roger J Jones