Steven Pinker Quotes

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Some people worry that slang will somehow "corrupt" the language.  We should be so lucky.


Intelligence, then, is the ability to attain goals in the face of obstacles by means of decisions based on rational (truth-obeying) rules.

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Language is obviously as different from other animals' communication systems as the elephant's trunk is different from other animals' nostrils.


Challenge a person's beliefs, and you challenge his dignity, standing, and power. And when those beliefs are based on nothing but faith, they are chronically fragile.

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