[ExI] Rationality - Pinker
tara at taramayastales.com
Thu Oct 28 14:08:14 UTC 2021
You might consider it as a gift for anyone under 35, since schools have failed to teach these basic things for at least that long.
> On Oct 26, 2021, at 11:20 AM, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> As we would expect, this is a truly intelligent, well-written, and fairly complete book, which I cannot recommend to you.
> If you are versed in probability, including Bayes, correlation and causation, cognitive errors of some types (not complete because there are nearly 200 of them in Wikipedia), and formal logic, then most of the book will be a waste for you.
> I can recommend the last two chapters in which Pinker offers his view of modern society, science, the media, and so on. He is a superior synthesist. Maybe you could check it out of your library for just those two chapters. bill w
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