The Corner

Why Are We So Smart?

No, not just we NRO-niks; the whole lot of us, Homo sap. in general. We are much smarter than we need to be for chasing mammoths round the tundra. How did we get this way? Steven Pinker has some ideas. It’s a 45-minute presentation, with some questions afterwards.

(For my review of Pinker’s most recent book, see here.)

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