23 Burst results for "Pinker"

Brian Pinker, 82, first to get Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

America's First News

00:34 sec | 4 months ago

Brian Pinker, 82, first to get Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

"The first person in the world to receive the Corona virus vaccine created by Oxford University on drug maker AstraZeneca. Well, the vaccine means everything to me. I mean it to my mind, it's It's the only way I get him back to a normal life. He says. He didn't feel a thing. The U. S also hopes to roll out the Oxford vaccine, which is cheaper and easier to use than some other shots. Dave well, Simon that vaccine shouldn't be less effective in clinical trials in the once the FDA approved from Visor and maturity. America's listening to Fox News From the Bucks, News Podcasts Network

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The IPO Parade

Squawk Pod

03:07 min | 5 months ago

The IPO Parade

"Recently in mid september. There was a big week of software. Debuts when snowflake unity jay frog went public raising a combined eight billion dollars before that the only weeks that saw greater issuance was in may of twenty nine thousand nine when uber went public and then september twenty fourteen when alibaba went public. Now woods different this time around. Is that the billions of dollars in new. Stock is coming weeks before the end of the year when most institutional investors lock in their performance for incentive fee purposes. That's when it becomes imperative for them to beat their benchmark and their benchmark is say the nasdaq. They're looking at gains of about forty percent. Beat that could drive. Demand as ipo's can of course be a source of alpha with the day one pop but it could also cause investors who are already ahead to sit. These deals out to avoid any last-minute risk-taking because that pop is all but guaranteed considering airbnb endured dash of both up their price ranges. it appears that they're receiving greater than expected demand at this stage in the game. Guys so leslie. I mean the funny part about some of these companies including everybody wanted to do at one point. A direct listing Is just i mean. Obviously they also need need and want to raise money but in this environment. It seems like you gotta you gotta raise the money. I think that's right. You have to raise the money in this environment. Especially if you're businesses potentially impacted by the next few months and who knows what's come with regard to to shutdown orders and the like and. I was thinking about this too yesterday. As i was kind of wrapping my head around this hit. I do wonder because with the direct listing. you don't necessarily get that same amount of interest from a listing at the end of the year that you might get with a traditional ipo. because it's the institutional investors that get allocation at the stock at what they hope would be a price that would be poised to pop on the first day of trading. So if you have a direct listing you don't really have that kind of incentive structure as you would with a traditional ipo. at the end of the year. i don't know if that actually change the calculus but it's certainly something that could be a tailwind further. Ipo in a traditional ipo process. Lizzy pinker great. Thank you knew. stay at home. Orders going into effect in california people in the southern part of the state as well as much of the san francisco bay area and other spots won't be allowed to gather with anyone. Outside their household supermarkets can only operate at twenty percent capacity and restaurants hair salons and playgrounds must shut down the new orders or rekindling debate from the spring about what should be allowed to stay open when the virus surges. Now when he joined us on friday new york times columnist. Tom friedman in on that question with this response we set up. It's crazy debate that it was mass or job you know mass or school mass or football and it never should have been that. It shouldn't mask for school mask for restaurant. Mass for jobs and people want to And and you know we talked about this. I was very early on thing we have to. We have to balance lies. In

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Understanding Australia's Political Narcissism

Between The Lines

10:12 min | 2 years ago

Understanding Australia's Political Narcissism

"Have you often thought that are major political parties don't offer a choice? They just offer an Tweedle dum Tweedle day. Well, that's more or less been the case since the mid nineties when both labor and the coalition champion what's called the economic reform agenda, or as some of the critics deride the neoliberal consensus deregulation privatize -ation tariff cuts tax cuts leban- microphone all that. Well, my guess says those days are over the may eighteen election. He says could represent an audio logical shift in Australian politics, and that's a good thing. To teams palmesano is professor of practice at the university of Sydney, he's a former rice discrimination Commissioner he's worked as a library vase, and is the author of book called on height. Published by 'em UP, get item welcome to between the lines on now. In your recent Sydney Morning Herald column. Mm USA just quote out political Nassim of monitor Frances that could be coming to an end house. Oh, we're saying perhaps the most ideologically significant election for quite some time here. And it's because we have the lay the pioneer Bill shorten offering a forthright progressive social democratic platform. It hasn't gone about presenting itself as a small target in this election. It's put a quality registered bution back on the Genda. You say this in the fact that it's pushed for capital gains tax reform, negative, gearing reform pushed for higher wages, the childcare policy announcement during this election is another example. So what you're seeing here in some is a muscular rejection of market liberalism assigned that the state is back at least on the lie beside and that you'll you'll saying challenge to the idea that a marketing. Clemmie must also mean a market society. So long gone are the days when you had a lie bellator running for office. Kevin rod describing the stalling himself as an economic conservative precisely and that has been the template in many respects full libero position. Now who's reflect the thinking of a lot of people in the community just how has the power of market liberalism. How is that filed? Let's just look survey at from the global perspective with still saying the effects of the global financial crisis with seeing here. What is a transitional transformation from stable managed capitalism to speculative financial capitalism. And the legacy of this committee described as follows when not saying global growth in in any significant way, you might even say the global economy is in naming with saying ultra-low interest rates with seeing quantitative easing by many central banks, huge jumps in public indebtedness. Also significant increases in inequality and on top of that when not necessarily saying the market operate in the perfectly competitive foam that you would expect of market liberalism, think of the concentration of market power in the new digital Konami the enormous size and influence of organization such as. Google or Facebook, or Amazon, I think these are all signs that market liberalism is not working the way that and that exit Bill shorten is championing this notion of famous, but is income inequality really Rausing in this country. I'll turn to a productivity commission report last g got the quotes. He it found that sustained growth has delivered significantly improved living standards full the average Australian in every income group that the economic mobility is high and quote movements in inequality indexes a slot rather than series in other words, Australia. According to productivity commission is not locked US where we have seen real income inequality Nora, we lock Europe where growth has stagnated for decades. How would you respond to the productivity commission all the productivity commission report still acknowledges that income? Inequality has risen of the past three decades. It's suggest. And here is that they may be a question about the degree to which income inequality has risen. But also, the productivity commission is also clear that when you look at the ends of the distribution on income, it's become in their woods stickier. So you seeing less mobility in some pockets of distribution, and as they put it stickiness is indicative, some entrenched inequality. So thought wholesale repudiation of the rising inequality in some of this is also that up in methodology. So the methodology that the productivity commission us was to look at surveys conducted as part of the Hilda exercise, the household income and labour dynamics in Austria study that is very well regarded, but if you look at other methods of measuring inequality, for example, looking at national accounts, dotterel taxation statistics drawing on the methodology that people Thomas Pickety have developed measuring income inequality. Then does appear that income inequalities at historically high levels going back to nineteen forties or the mid twentieth century. We've not had income inequality at such levels in it straight. And that's based on research done by Andrew Lee. Mentioned Thomas Pickety who Thomas Pickety fringe economists? I think climbed to find on this issue of inequality, but opportune to people have been on this show over the last few Yee's team. Keisha Mahbubani from Singapore. Johan Norberg from Sweden Steven pinker from Harvard met really from London victim Putin in Melvin and nisi that market liberalism, including free. Tried has delivered the single greatest reduction in extreme poverty in human history effect, isn't it? Yes, it is. And imagine if the distribution will equal even see more people having been liberated from poverty or enjoying a rise out of hardship. There's no question about the absolute gains that come from market, liberalism and not rejecting the idea of market economy. We know that the market distributes resources in a much more efficient way than a centrally planned economy does. This is the lesson of the twentieth century in the listen of the failure of of communism. The point here is about whether we want to be a market society is will that we have the logic of the market being applied to conduct government and to add relations between between people see Mahbubani, nog- and Pinkett, they'd respond inside that government policies lie policies, if you like to force inequality down that would incur a cost in lower economic growth, and that would argue low living standards, not just in Australia, but across the world. Well, that would argue that and it's an it's an idea that I believe should be contested. I'm not arguing for a perfect equal distribution of resources. But if we believe, for example, when the idea of Aaquil opportunity, I believe you need to have some redistribution of resources for that to become realizable. No question that socialism is having some sort of resurgence. And you mentioned that in your recent Sydney Morning Herald article, certainly if you look in the United States, you see Bernie Sanders doing very well, politically, Jeremy Corbyn later of the party, and there have been plenty of polls. And we've had guests on this program talking about how socialism is becoming very popular, especially among millennials. Now, you say, quote, what those on the right to cry as the evils of socialism, a good number of us regard as decent common sense. But what about the terrible atrocities committed in the name of socialism in the twentieth century team. What about the? Abject failure of socialism everywhere has been implemented. Let's not get too blunt Tomei to when when when our third to run I refer to those on the right decrying was socially. I was referring specifically to the education minister Dantin criticising. The labour party's announcement recently on childcare policy as an example of socialism, if not communist or words that affects and I think that's a bit of blown somewhat exaggerated when I'm talking about social democracy. I'm talking about an ideology that still exists within the limits of multi-party, democracy, individually Berty and the rule of law that what social democracy means is that the state has a role in regulating markets and in redistributing resources, it's about elevating the value of community and the value of quality beside the value of freedom. Young people who are attracted to socialism. They also distrust government regulations, and they mar on Pinerolo and small businesses. They're disconnected between the two. No, this is this is precisely and it will strike of the point. I'm making about a mock economy. This is a market society. Millennia was understand perfectly. Well, the power of entrepreneurialism and the benefits of of the market what they don't accept is that the market must govern everything in society. What I don't accept his that the distribution thrown up by the market is is something that is necessarily desirable in all cases. So if you look at how millennials are experiencing, the housing market and housing affordability. If you're looking at how they experiencing work and the diminishing job security that they experience all the precarious nature gig economy that many of them are engaged in their frankly, not saying the benefits of of market liberalism market. But you tackling dance. You can't tax a loss. You can only tax prophet and

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"pinker" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only

Serious Inquiries Only

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only

"You may remember if you've been listening the show, I think back during the eighth Theus glee. Speaking days toward the end of that was when I had fill on Phil has written a couple books. He studies global catastrophic risks. So he's all about which ways humans are going to end up dead, basically, or maybe which ways the the planet will be fundamentally altered or just anything catastrophic anything extreme ending existential any those sort of problems. So, you know, a global warming super volcanoes all kinds of fun stuff disease. You know, the the classics. Fun, topics. We talked mainly about that last time so feel free to check that out. But this time it's been long enough. We may rehash some of that territory. But also he's recently been involved in a little bit of a back and forth because he did some proof. Reading of a chapter of Steven pinker latest book that dealt with existential risk AI threat, some other stuff like that. And he found what he views what Phil views as some poorer scholarship wrote an article about it wrote a long long article, and then wrote like a shorter version that got picked up by salon and went somewhat viral. So that'll be the second half of the show. If you're just looking for that part go about halfway through we get to that topic. But I we have plenty to talk about. I mean after all the the guy studies global catastrophic risks and we elected one president since then. So there's lots of talk about all right with that said, let's get on over to the interview..

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"pinker" Discussed on Kickass News

Kickass News

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on Kickass News

"The podcast the Harvard, professor renowned cognitive scientists in leading intellectual who's also known as Bill Gates favourite author. Dr Steven pinker, I had him on the show last year to discuss his most recent book enlightenment. Now, the case for reason science humanism and progress which presented hard data that proves that. Despite the doom and gloom in the media. People are living longer healthier freer and happier lives. Now, you might think this would be welcome news for public besieged with negativity from the Russian investigation to the government shutdown, but you would be surprised at how many people just didn't want to believe his findings or worse accused. Dr Steven pinker of ignoring the problems of those who are still suffering now a year after the publication of his important book, Dr pinker, addresses the criticism pointing to hard evidence that proves that the way. World as a whole just keeps getting better he reviews fifteen metrics of societal progress that continued to show improvement and discusses to areas that give him particular cause for concern. Steven pinker, ponders weather. Trump's trade war might lead to a hot war whether the retreat of liberal democracy in Europe could signal a resurgence of authoritarianism, and whether the immigration debate might actually be a turning point for the better as polls show that Americans are rejecting alternative facts and alarmism he reveals how genetics may play a part in our political preferences and explores how linguistics can make for more productive political discussions. Dr pinker, recalls the turbulent sixties in his hometown of Montreal. And how he went from a teenage anarchist to a leading proponent of science reason humanism in progress plus an update on his ongoing fight against political correctness. Why we need to stop giving words too much power. And why he says those baby boomers who hate on Molyneaux. Heels as a generation of snowflakes have no one but themselves to blame for it. Coming up with the brilliant. Dr Steven pinker in just a moment. Dr Steven pinker is one of.

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"pinker" Discussed on Heather Dubrow's World

Heather Dubrow's World

01:50 min | 2 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on Heather Dubrow's World

"Yes. I was I made my dress. Hugh, did I was a Princess Diana ethic is mine was the same color. Really? Yeah. It was cream. I actually pinker was like, oh that's pretty though. I was a AA broth is this basically means like your inverted, it's like size kind of cave. And I was like I'm thirteen I want to show. My like little buds all the boys. Don't ask. Why clay was an empire way. So it was very fitted across the top. And I tried to make it a little low not cutting time. That's funny. Yeah. Why towered over my we did have been named? It's towered over him. Now, he's six two, but we're always taller then. So the reason I brought up the food thing is that I'm not vegan, but I can't eat dairy. And so there's the era mechanic is a friend of ours. Now, she is because she's got that bakery. Isn't it in Brooklyn? We're just she just live in Brooklyn. I think no I feel like the bakeries in Brooklyn era. Mckenna bakery. Now, don't you? Go to it in New York. No, I've only been vegan. Yes. It's the best coffee cake on the planet. Do you? Remember, those those hostess coffee cakes yummy. Yeah. The venom instrument. Thing on top. Yes. Picture that. But like a thousand times better and drizzle icing on the top. I'm in. I'm obsessed with it. It's like I can't I can't every time. You're in New York, you have to get it. But you need to meet her you guys need to be friends because she's got little kids to okay, but she she just moved here. But she's got a store here. What in Brooklyn and one in Ford, but she's she'll love her. Okay. Look making friends meet friends. I don't know what you're going to do together. But maybe something. So all right. So you're obviously hugely successful. And now you're in every store you have your line. Why podcast why now with your three children, and you're incredibly busy life because you needed something else.

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River Depor Station, Director and Amazon discussed on "News

"News

02:49 min | 3 years ago

River Depor Station, Director and Amazon discussed on "News

"This isn't the first time a musician has been accused of stealing from gays hits in two thousand eighteen and appeals court ruled robin thicke and ferrall had to give up fifty percent royalties to as a state after it was deemed they borrowed heavily from gay song got to give it up and their smash hit live that's abc's diane macedo reporting in the rivers of bolivia the species as allusive as it is exotic swims in the amazon river pink dolphins are legendary in that part of the world but their numbers are dwindling rapidly can if you dedicated scientists helped save the species abc's victor kindo has the story the dolphin of the amazon river is a living legend in at the end of two thousand seventeen or first links the world wildlife fund is on a mission to tag fifteen dolphins twelve brazil colombia bolivia just studied their health and behavior the group consists of fishermen and scientists scientists fear pink river dolphin is to extinction due mostly to mid made threats like finding putting deforestation waiting for them under ted's is a big ship award pink dolphins can only be of the water for just under sixty minutes with the clock ticking veterinarian carlos sanchez entertain hydrate the dolphin to lower its stress as they conduct a physical the researchers know its tail then take tissue and blood samples to test for mercury toxic substances and general health scientist don't know for sure how these freshwater dolphins get their pink color hypotheses include diet water quality and sunlight exposure but they do know they get pinker as they age and as quickly as it keno dolphin is returned to the water dolphins are known as an indicator species highlighting the overall health of the amazon if they're doing well so is the river depor station has been changing the water deforestation is an ongoing concern leading the tracking charge is a biologist and director of libyan ngo to know how far the travel how far trevor in the river searching for fema searching for family searching for four with the examination complete the tagging begins each tag pool ping data back to a satellite once a day because.

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Source of romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak identified

Traffic and Weather"

04:00 min | 3 years ago

Source of romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak identified

"Oquendo has the story the dolphin amazon river is a living legend and at the end of two thousand seventeen or first limps the world wildlife fund is on a mission to tag fifteen dolphins twelve brazil colombia bolivia studied their health and behavior the group consists of woke fishermen and scientists scientists fear pink river dolphin is to extinction due mostly to men made threats like finding hunting and deforestation waiting for them under tents is a big ship award pink dolphins can only be of the water for just under sixty minutes with the clock ticking veterinarian carlos sanchez entertain hydrate the dolphin to lower it stress as they can a physical the researchers numb its tail then take tissue and blood samples to test for mercury toxic substances and general health sciences don't know for sure how these freshwater dolphins get their pink color hypotheses include diet water quality and sunlight exposure but they do know they get pinker as they age and as quickly as it kaneohe dolphin is returned to the water dolphins are known as an indicator species highlighting the overall health of the amazon if they're doing well so is the river deforestation has been changing the water deforestation is an ongoing concern leading the tracking charge is van damme a biologist and director of up olivia an ngo to know how far they travel how far the maze trevor in the river searching for fema searching for searching for full so that his with the examination complete the tagging begins each tag full ping data back to a satellite once a day because the dorsal fin is made of collagen the dolphins pain we'll be minimal within moments the trigger is attached now there's a rush to get it right backing water and she's set free for people in the united states what do you hope that they learn it's important to have to be aware of this type of species is something global nicely locally think we need support from the global community to conserve the species now they wait in hopes this data pool shed light on how to protect this mysterious and beautiful animal your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on komo news despite attempted rally early friday stocks posted some heavy losses for the last week in june in fact the june swoon was in evidence for the entire month for the week the thirty stock dow jones industrial average gave up one and a quarter percent closing at twenty four to seventy one for the month the dow has lost almost one and a half percent the s and p five hundred ended the week with a one and a third percent loss yet was only down about six tenths of one percent for the week the sp total market index lost one point five percent last week and the tech centric nasdaq composite fared the worst giving up two and a third percent for the entire week expect higher gas prices as us crude oil gained seven percent for the week and almost thirteen percent in june ending the week at seventy four dollars and twenty five cents a barrel i'm don macdonald komo news contaminated irrigation water may have been the cause of that e coli outbreak traced to romaine lettuce us grown in the yuma arizona area the fda says samples taken from canal water in the region have identified the presence of the same e coli strain as the one and the outbreak the fda and the cdc have been collecting water soil and cow manure samples the effort killed five people and sickened more than two hundred.

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"pinker" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

1410 WDOV

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

"I tend to talk so pinker is a good person to read because pinkers making a very powerful pro enlightenment pro reason pro science pro progress case well documented empirically i mean the apparel evidence is pretty clear although there is some evidence that inequality is increasing first of all no one knows what to do about that right or left there's a new book by walter shy del called the great leveling which i would also much recommended because much because he analyzes the problem of inequality with dead seriousness and traces back thousands of years and points out quite clearly that it's a problem but that it can't be laid at the feet of capitalism that's just foolish it's a way deeper problem the math and but despite the fact that there's increasing inequality to some degree in the west overall the entire world is getting richer and and there are fewer poor people there are way fewer people in absolute poverty than there were fifteen years ago far fewer and so what's happening is our economic system is generating a motive surplus and it's been quite effectively distributed even to the lowest end of the socio economic spectrum but inequality still remains a problem you know that drives a fair bit of theorising on the left but i would i'd very much recommend show dell's book the great leveling it's it's very bright and then there's there's pinker and then you know i'm very much a fan of of of greek classic literature i'm great meyer of dostoevsky dostoevsky's novels in particular are unbelievably profound exploration of the rule of human responsibility in the face of the tragedy in malevolence of existence so and i have a reading list of jordan be peterson dot com that has about forty books on it that i've recommended that some of them are psychological in nature and other literary summer philosophical so so let me let me take a quick break and then i wanna come back in and would you define what a good man is what what is the goal to be a man and what is a good man look like when we come back with jordan peterson.

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"pinker" Discussed on WGTK

WGTK

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on WGTK

"The claim that's being made in in thinkers book and and by others when they say america's a product of the enlightenment what they're saying is how did we get america how did we get the us constitution and and many other good things we slow out the traditions of the past and we we we sat and we thought for the first time we we reason for the first time in history and came to the to the the moral and political truth for the first time in history that that is as as you're suggesting what that means is if you believe that and i really don't think anybody should believe it but if you do believe it then what you're saying is that the traditions that led up to america so that that's first and foremost the bible and the the the christian medieval tradition the protestant reformation the the english common law all of these things are either completely or mostly irrelevant because what happened but with the birth of the united states is the people reason for the first time i find this to be disturbing and absurd i've i've great respect for steve steve pinker as a as a scientist as a defender free speech as as a lovely man personally i i really like him but i think that this is really a a blunder to to take an extraordinary development of western tradition of jewish and christian tradition of biblical tradition of the common law tradition like the american constitution and to claim that this was invented invented by people who who had overthrown tradition and and just sat and thought yeah that's what they're saying it's how does steve pinker and and the others who say were founded by.

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Bombay Blood Group or HH Blood Group — The rarest blood Group

Something You Should Know

01:51 min | 3 years ago

Bombay Blood Group or HH Blood Group — The rarest blood Group

"Ever knowing it allows for life saving blood transfusions before the discovery doctors had tried blood transfusions but unless they just happen to matchup donor with a receiver by chance or if the donor had universal typo the patient would die that's because your immune system knows your blood type and recognizes another blood type as an invader in nineteen fifty two some people were discovered to have no blood type at all it's called the bomb bay phenotype because bombay was where the first people with this were discovered it is very rare and people with no blood type must get transfusions from other people with no blood type even the universal type oh can kill them and that is something you should know if you think there are a lot of problems and dangers and horrors in the world you're right of course there are there always are but does that mean the world is falling apart as some people seem to think it is if you watch cable news you would think that things are getting worse and worse in that we just go from one horrible thing to the next and we're on the road to self destruction and it creates this cynicism the sense of dread i know i felt it but then along comes steven pinker one of my favorite writers stephen is an experimental cognitive scientists he's a professor of psychology at harvard and he has written some great books his brand new one which has already zipped up the bestseller list is called enlightenment now became for reason science humanism and progress and he brings a very different message i stephen so you have good news which is always wealth.

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"pinker" Discussed on WLAC

WLAC

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on WLAC

"Steven pinker on his latest book enlightenment now i'm a big fan of pinkers in his book the blank slate was for me a revelation pinker has become a deep and important critic of the visceral hostility to nature and science now so sadly prevalent on the left and right he's a defender of a reason and the enlightenment against these social justice movements on campus and his new book is a near relentless defense of what is modern i sat there for an hour slowly being buried in a fast accumulating snow drift of irreputable statistics showing amazing human progress the decline of violence and war the rise of democracy the astonishing gains against poverty the last twenty years the rise of tolerance the erosion of cruelty lengthening life spans revolutions in health huge increases in safety and on and on it was one emphatic graph after another that bludgeoned my current depression into a kind of forced rational tyrannous another words this guy pinker had been accumulating data to show that a universal way all over the world all of our problems are getting better but how many of you when i said the decline of violence and war wait a minute there that was your instinctive reaction because rights on your mind is parkland and we've been at war in afghanistan for seemingly what fifteen years we've been at war in the middle east fifty what do you mean less war what do you mean less violent whilst typically worldwide war is happening much less so as violence according.

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"pinker" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

1410 WDOV

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

"And his book the blank slate was for me a revelation pinker has become a and important critic of the visceral hostility to nature and science now so sadly prevalent on the left and right he's a defender of a reason and the enlightenment against these social justice movements on campus and his new book is a near relentless defense of what is modern i sat there for an hour slowly being buried in a fast accumulating snow drift of irreputable statistics showing amazing human progress the decline of violence and war the rise of democracy the astonishing gains against poverty the last twenty years the rise of tolerance the erosion of cruelty lengthening life spans revolutions in health huge increases in safety and on and on it was one emphatic graph after another that bludgeoned my current depression into a kind of forced rational cheering us other words this guy pinker had been accumulating data to show that a universal way all over the world all of our problems are getting better but how many of you when i said the decline of violence and war wait a minute there how many that was your instinctive reaction because rights on your mind is parkland and we've been at war in afghanistan for seemingly what fifteen years we've been at war in the middle east fifty what do you mean less war what do you mean less violent.

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"pinker" Discussed on KELO

KELO

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on KELO

"Of pinkers in his book the blank slate was for me a revelation pinker has become a deep important critic of the visceral hostility to nature and science now so sadly prevalent on the left and right he's a defender of a reason and the enlightenment against these social justice movements on campus and his new book is a near relentless defense of what is modern i sat there for an hour slowly being buried in a fast accumulating snow drift of irreputable statistics showing amazing human progress the decline of violence in war the rise of democracy the astonishing gains against poverty in the last twenty years the rise of tolerance the erosion of cruelty lengthening life spans revolutions in health huge increases in safety and on and on it was one emphatic graph after another that bludgeoned my current depression into a kind of forced rational cheering us another words this guy pinker had been accumulating data to show that in a universal way all over the world all of our problems are getting better but how many of you when i said the decline of violence and war wait a minute there how many of you have that was your instinctive reaction because rights on your mind is parkland and we've been at war in afghanistan for seemingly what fifteen years we've been at warner middle east fifty what do you mean less war what do you mean less violent well statistically worldwide war is happening much less so as violence according.

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"pinker" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Of pinkers in his book the blank slate was for me a revelation pinker has become a deepen important critic of the visceral hostility to nature and science now so sadly prevalent on the left and right he's a defender of a reason and the enlightenment against these social justice movements on campus and his new book is a near relentless defense of what is modern i sat there for an hour slowly being buried in a fast accumulating snow drift of irreputable statistics showing amazing human progress the decline of violence and war the rise of democracy the astonishing gains against poverty of the last twenty years the rise of tolerance erosion of cruelty lengthening life spans revolutions in health huge increases in safety and on and on it was one emphatic graph after another that bludgeoned my current depression into a kind of forced rational cheering us other words this guy pinker had been accumulating data to show that in a universal way all over the world all of our problems are getting better but how many of you when i said the decline of violence and war wait a minute there that was your instinctive reaction because rights on your mind is parkland and we've been at war in afghanistan for seemingly what fifteen years we've been at war in the middle east fifty what do you mean less war what do you mean less violent while statistically worldwide war is happening much less so as violence according.

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"pinker" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

News Radio WGOW

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

"Of pinkers in his book the blank slate was for me a revelation pinker has become a deep and important critic of the visceral hostility to nature and science now so sadly prevalent on the left and right he's a defender of a reason and the enlightenment against these social justice movements on campus and his new book is a near relentless defense of what is modern i sat there for an hour slowly being buried in a fast accumulating snowdrift of irreputable statistics showing amazing human progress the decline of violence and war the rise of democracy the astonishing gains against poverty of the last twenty years the rise of tolerance the erosion of cruelty lengthening life spans revolutions in health huge increases in safety in on it was one emphatic graph after another that bludgeoned my current depression into a kind of forced rational cheering us another words this guy pinker had been accumulating data to show that in a universal way all over the world all of our problems are getting better but how many of you when i said the decline of violence and war wait a minute there how many of you that was your instinctive reaction because rights on your mind is parkland and we've been worn f ghanistan for seemingly what to fifteen years we've been at war in the middle east fifty what do you mean less war what do you mean less violent whilst typically worldwide war is happening much less so as violence according.

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"pinker" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

"Two two our next guest is making the case for enlightenment and also for reasons science humanism and progress you think that be an easy case to make but we need steven pinker harvard psychologist and professor to tell us more and why it's been such a struggle for many people to grasp that the enlightenment now is a good thing a professor pinker thanks for being with us tell us why did you decide to write this book now one of them is i kept come here across data showing that uh the state of humanity has been improving in ways that the surprised me i knew from the work that i did for a previous book we buried by nature that measures of violence had shown declines that uh the rate of death in war violent crime raped by spousal abuse child abuse capital punishment all all had declined over over the centuries in decades but then i was pleasantly surprised to see that global poverty has fallen from about ninety percent of uh of humanity a ten percent that literacy has risen to ninety percent for people enter 25 that diseases are being a decimated that uh letter time has increased and a few people are aware of these developments we're aware of everything that goes wrong and we are not aware of the gradual things that they get better and better so i wanted to just put all of these data between a pair of covers just to uh counter the uh uh gloomy view of the world that you get from the headlines and also of course try to explain it because i don't believe there's any mystical force it just makes things better and better by magic and i i tributed to uh a few important ideas that came to the fore during the second half of the eighteen thcentury such as that we should use reason to uh uh analyse our situation as opposed to authority and dog mind that superstition that we should uh enhanced a science and that we should value the lives of uh the individual men women and children that's about the highest moral good these ideas you might sound off obvious but they're they're not bad obvious and i figured collectively they're responsible for the progress that we've enjoyed what's not responsible as ice uh media big that you blame us for it bleeds at leeds and sort of adding to this gloom and doom view.

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"pinker" Discussed on WGTK

WGTK

02:59 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on WGTK

"Bring you in another news item from a campuses i have to try to remember the pinker quote he probably ways coming on next week this harvard thinker hutu his great credit is a big liberal and says that the left is ruining via the universities just as i believe it's not a belief it's a fact i mean to say to say the left is ruining universe not an opinion it's like saying that water is h 200 it's not an opinion that water is wet or made up of hydrogen and oxygen atoms this is an amazing thing this is a from college fix student government refuses to approve conservative student club calls at hateful this is done by students that when it's done by faculty it's bad enough for when it's done by fellow students you understand the the indoctrination has been so successful since high school student government leaders at a college in iowa recently refused to recognize the campus chapter of a popular conservative and pro capitalism student organization claiming the group is quote hateful sexist racist and engages in discriminatory behaviour last week the students senate at cornell college in mount vernon ioannou i i gotta was unaware mount vernon iowa is but if we ever think of middle america uh you know the the quintessential midwestern open climbed place we think of no non urban iowa has a place cornell college refused to officially recognize the campus chapter of turning point usa i spoke at the turningpoint usa national conference to what are you laughing two thousand twenty five hundred students in palm beach florida west year because the quote concerns or excuse me by the way the language shows their indoctrinated this is this is this is left wing language concerns they love that word concerns regarding this potential student organization outweighed the group's potential contributions to campus these concerns were highlighted by the conflict between the values and policies of cornell college and the actions of turning point usa leaders members sponsored speakers or programs that included hateful sexist racist or otherwise demeaning or discriminatory messages and slandering college employees and attempting to restrict free speech through through.

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"pinker" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:59 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Bring you in another news item from campuses i have to try to remember the pinker quote keep vitalise coming on next week this harvard thinker who through his great credit is a big liberal and says that the left is ruining via the universities just as i believe it's not a belief it's a fact i mean to say to say the left is ruining interest is not an opinion it's like saying that that water is h to well thought an opinion that water is wet or made up of hydrogen and oxygen atoms this is an amazing thing this is a from college fix student government refuses to approve conservative student club calls it hateful this is done by students that when it's done by faculty it's bad enough but when it's done by fellow students you understand the the indoctrination has been so successful since high school student government leaders at a college in iowa recently refused to recognize the campus chapter of a popular conservative and pro capitalism student organization claiming the group is quote hateful sexist racist and engages in discriminatory behaviour last week the students senate at cornell college in mount vernon ioannou i i gotta was unaware mount vernon iowa is but if we ever think of middle america uh you know the the quintessential midwestern open kind place we think of no non urban iowa here's the place cornell college refused to officially recognize the campus chapter of turning point usa i spoke at the turningpoint usa national conference to what are you laughing two thousand twenty five hundred students in palm beach florida last year because the code concerns or choose by the way the language shows their indoctrinated this is this is this is left wing language concerns they love that word concerns regarding this potential student organization outweighed the group's potential contributions to campus these concerns were highlighted by the conflict between the values and policies of cornell college and the actions of turning point usa leaders members sponsored speakers or programs that included hateful sexist racist or otherwise demeaning or discriminatory messages and slandering college employees and attempting to restrict free speech through through.

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"pinker" Discussed on 1A

1A

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on 1A

"Switchboard operators or a wheel rights um but in the 1970s there was a massive influx of women into the workforce and it was not the case that every time a woman got a job one man lost a job at the at the economy expanded and um uh new jobs were created and we don't yet know whether the economy will be dynamic enough to find new ways of putting people to work in doing the things that robots can't too and there will always be thinks that robots can't do because um a lot of tasks that that make people better off a really really hard even selfdriving cars are farther away than than uh than than the news would suggest particularly if it comes to appoint point i'm selfdriving cars what's more likely is that human being left take it onto the heart highway than they can take a handsoff the wheel and uh but regained control after the exit ramp and is listening in denver and tweeted thank you for pointing out the human aspect of the data i'm struggling with the content this morning and i realized that's why a total disconnect between numbers and people i wonder professor pinker on an order time is short but you've talked about how these data have allowed you to be not necessarily optimistic and nepali in a sense but to have a different perspective on the world on the world's trajectory on what's really wrong and how much over the long scope of history has gone right is there anything that you feel you are justifiably worried about or justifiably pessimistic about based on the numbers.

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"pinker" Discussed on 1A

1A

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on 1A

"They may be bad and we may want to reduce them but it's a but a family uh uh harassment abhu in the in the form of a loot comment is really not the same as forcible rape and uh even uh imprisonment which is a higher than it ought to be is not the same of slavery because the vast majority of people who are imprisoned have committed a crime either are injustices but no it's not the same slavery and the abolition of slavery app absolutely is a great advance i do want to talk more about this as we continue our conversation with stephen pinker author of the book enlightenment now more of your questions and comments in just a moment stick lips support for this npr podcast in the following message come from stamps dot com with stamps dot com you can buy in print us postage for any letter or package right from your computer 24 hours a day seven days a week whenever it's convenient for you access all the amazing services of the post office right from your home or office and skip the trip for a four week free trial plus postage in a digital scale go to stamps dot com click on the microphone at the top of the home page and type in one a back now to our conversation with harvard psychologist stephen pinker about his book enlightenment now i gotta go back to will exist comment will eckstrom st louis who tweeted did violence go downer did it just change physical violence against women turns to mental violence and slavery turns to the prison system i think this idea about things getting better deal seems to be the intrinsic piece of it and the extra a piece of it we.

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"pinker" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only

Serious Inquiries Only

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only

"Ably be put in jail for denying the holocaust i i don't agree with that there's some limit though that there is some room for play and like what is hate speech what's what's too far what's in incitement to violence there's a little bit of play in the joints and we can argue about it but what would steven pinker ducts and what a lot of these people do who make themselves poster people usually poster berth for free speech is they give is a rousing emotional uh diatribe about the enlightenment and how free speech was crucial to the enlightenment and its cruise to the science the only way to solve anything is free speech and they do it as though once again as as though the person they're arguing against doesn't want any speech like they just want zero speech knowns allowed to talk we all going to be silent and that that's never up for debate now this is one of those times where i can say a pretty literally i don't think there's anybody who believes there should be no speech her prep pretty sure nobody believes that so the actual discussion to have would be well how how restrictive is it if you want to make your hate speech laws a little more strict nine americans always balk at that but keep in mind i have quite a few european australian listeners given mine they're kind of going along just fine you can argue that these stress slightly stricter hate speech laws are bad that's fine but you can't argue that they ruin the fabric of society there's no such thing as science are inquiry or anything i mean there's still plenty of great science and enquiry coming out of europe and australia other places and if you were to listen to his talk which i'm gonna go into a couple more the points of you wouldn't know that that's that's the case you would think that he there's there's this big movement of people who want to shutdown science and philosopher and just get rid of all of it so in this video which i'll link he has what he thinks is a knockdown argument which is whenever you argue about free speech journey using free speech so you.

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"pinker" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only

Serious Inquiries Only

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"pinker" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only

"Goals and liberal circles and facebook and social media pretty much everyone that i am friends with and who i listen to saying nah so i i don't think i need to cover that it seems as though virtually everybody in my circles the consensus seems to be let's not do that and that's certainly how i feel if you disagree let me know but i don't i don't think i needed i think it would be preaching to the choir but that's when i came across something else that of course since you've already seeing the title of this podcast you know what it is just to give a very brief bio steven pinker in case you're not familiar he's a harvard professor in the department of psychology he he specialize in psychology little bit of linguistics that kind of thing cognition interesting guy brilliant guy of course um as far some contacts and kind of how i think of steven pinker um a his work is often his his book better angels of our nature from two thousand eleven is very often tweeted at me in response to any sort of attitude that we need to improve things so it's a common and frustrating non sequitur where in indeed is what you'll see when i started discussing the video progressives hey progress the theme is essentially why are progressive was winding look at how good the world is and it's just a complete non sequitur i'll get into more of that later but that is very frequently brought up by people like christine off summers and and anyone who wants to argue against people who want change systemic change that conflict with that in mind what happened was i actually there's a a video circulating that has been edited to be a little shorter and and i think a little misleading of steven pinker but i actually had just been on youtube in had seen a video you know it's suggest video for you and and if my my youtube can be just an absolute mess in terms of suggested videos because oftentimes i'm having to watch these videos of shit lord's and dave rubin and stuff like that but i saw.

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