How to Think: Steven Pinker’s Instruction Manual for Your Brain

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An urban legend has Amos Tversky, the late co-founder (along with Daniel Kahneman) of behavioral economics, asking a computer scientist what he was working on. The computer man responded, “I study artificial intelligence.” Tversky, a notorious smart aleck, responded, “I study natural stupidity.” Steven Pinker has studied natural stupidity more carefully than any other living writer. Trained as a cognitive …