Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 18

September 18: Steven Pinker (1954)

It was on this date, September 18, 1954, that American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist and popular science author Steven Pinker was born in Montreal, Quebec. In his popular books, he has argued that language is an “instinct” or biological adaptation shaped by natural selection. He is the author of six books for a general …

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Sep 15

Quick Comment: A Nation Is Not a Business

We’ve heard the refrain before: if the U.S. were run more like a business, we could solve our fiscal problems and we’d all be better off. This November, voters (those who are still allowed to vote) will get to decide. Here’s something to take into the voting booth with you. A business has shareholders, directors …

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Sep 15

The Week in Freethought History (September 9-15)

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Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor alone in the world. Last Monday, September 10, but in 1941, “One of the most …

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