You have just used some leftist website to attack Pinker for being right wing, but the reality is that he is a Jewish intellectual who believes that scientific progress is largely going to be the salvation of mankind & has believed in a consistent moral evolution. He is also an atheist, and has little love for traditional society....
I do not see how any of that a conse ...[text shortened]... on the science -- on the topic of this thread.
Do you have any feedback on that, Duchess?
With his typical dishonesty, Philokalia pretends there's only one critic of Steven Pinker.
In reality, many scholars have pointed out Steven Pinker's major ignorance or distortion of history.
"Steven Pinker’s new book on the Enlightenment is a huge hit. Too bad it gets the Enlightenment wrong."
"A key flashpoint is the surprisingly intense conflict between Steven Pinker, the
Harvard cognitive psychologist and author of the widely discussed Enlightenment
Now, and scholars in history, English, and philosophy departments — like me —
who study the period professionally."
"Pinker portrays Enlightenment scholars who criticize Enlightenment Now as
“cultural pessimists” averse to “Western civilization,” but this is hyperbolic and mostly wrong."
It's hyperbolic right-wing propaganda lapped up by the likes of Philokalia.
"David A. Bell, a Princeton historian of Enlightenment France, has observed that
“since [Pinker] does not engage in any serious analysis of Enlightenment authors,
he avoids having to contend seriously with the awkward fact that by far the most
popular of them, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, was a fierce critic of most forms of progress.”"
"These criticisms of Enlightenment Now are far from hand-waving, counter-Enlightenment
lunacy; they’re reasonable points made by knowledgeable professionals about what
one needs to prove to give a convincing account of the impact of the Enlightenment."
Steven Pinker is a poor (misleading or dishonest) 'historian' of the Enlightenment.
When will Philokalia resume quoting his favorite scientists who supposedly have
used IQ tests to 'prove' white supremacy in intelligence?