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Steven Pinker is part of the vast, Steven conspiracy against the moral, upright Stephens of God's Earth. Mr. Pinker, Dr. Pinker, pinko Pinker, prefers "Steve", showing his one quality is not an afinity toward extraordinarily elongated names like wordinistas.
February 7, 2007 NailingEdit
uses magic tricks
hung up on swear words
grammar of talkin' ██!
specialty is the brain
Explain how brain works in 5 words or less: "brain cells fire in patterns"
patterns establish thoughts
language is important to him, because that's how we communicate
ideas are communicated better when shouted, volume makes it important
modern denial of human nature
fear the idea that evolution is involved
SC not afraid of ghosts or evolution: neither exist
some people get it, some people don't
could be differences
can become a blank state
SC worked very hard over the years to stop thinking, now he's empty inside
took years to be a blank slate
have when born original sin
name-dropped Harvard and MIT - Pinker went from MIT to Harvard, went from nerd table to rich nerd's table
February 11, 2009 NailingEdit
- book: "The Stuff of Thought"
- Harvard psychology professor who posted his genome onto the internets
- most boring blog ever
- shared a flowing locks gene with Michael Landon
- he learned that he was a carrier of a gene for a nasty disease
- familial disautonomia (sp)
- ignorance is bliss
- better to know
- if you have the curious gene
- better to know
- like posting the social security number God gave you
- doesn't care if everyone knows he's lactose intolerant
- Stephen would use gene knowledge to fire employees
- Congress passed law that prevents insurance companies from denying coverage
- has a gene that gives him an 80% chance of being bald
- [Steven Pinker's Wikipedia article