Steven Pinker Quotes

15 Steven Pinker quotes:

"To make changes you have to make some enemies, but you also have to be careful not too make too many enemies. He made far too many enemies."
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"Parents provide their children with genes as well as an environment, so the fact that talkative parents have kids with good language skills could simply mean that and that the same genes that make parents talkative make children articulate."
Author: Pinker Quotes Category: Children Quotes Canadian Scientist Quotes
"One of them is a simple logical point that no matter how important learning and culture and socialization are, they don't happen by magic."
Author: Pinker Quotes Category: Culture Quotes Canadian Scientist Quotes
"There has to be innate circuitry that does the learning, that creates the culture, that acquires the culture, and that responds to socialization."
Author: Pinker Quotes Category: Culture Quotes Canadian Scientist Quotes
"My opinions about human nature are shared by many psychologists, linguists, and biologists, not to mention philosophers and scholars going back centuries."
Author: Pinker Quotes Category: Human Nature Quotes Canadian Scientist Quotes
"Evolutionary psychology is one of four sciences that are bringing human nature back into the picture."
Author: Pinker Quotes Category: Human Nature Quotes Canadian Scientist Quotes
"There's no reason that we should give up that lever on people's behavior - namely, the inhibition systems of the brain - just because we're coming to understand more about the temptation systems."
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"Evolutionary psychology is taking that mindset and applying it to more emotionally charged aspects of behavior, such as sexuality, violence, beauty, and family feelings."
Author: Pinker Quotes Category: Behavior Quotes Canadian Scientist Quotes
"Today there are movements in the arts to reintroduce beauty and narrative and melody and other basic human pleasures. And they are considered radical extremists!"
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"The three-year-old, then, is a grammatical genius - master of most constructions, obeying rules farmore often than flouting them, respecting language universals, erring in sensible, adultlike ways, and avoiding many kinds of errors altogether."
Author: Pinker Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"We may be seeing a coming together of the humanities and the science of human nature."
"I think that there is a quasi-religious theory of human nature that is prevalent among pundits and intellectuals, which includes both empirical assumptions about how the mind works and a set of values that people hang on those assumptions."
"All of us have a theory about human nature."
"Even if he does occasionally hurt people's feelings -- he occasionally hurts my feelings -- but I'm a big boy. I can get over it. I can argue back. We really need somebody to question the way a university is run."
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"My laptop has freed me to travel."
Author: Pinker Quotes Category: Travel Quotes

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