Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard. His books include The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, and The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. He was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world today.

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Nov. 16 2005 6:55 AMCollege MakeoverThe matrix, revisited.
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April 1 1998 3:30 AMThe Theory of EverythingE.O. Wilson explains how all knowledge fits together.
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Aug. 27 1997 3:30 AMWhy Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?Deborah Blum's Sex on the Brain.

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