Steven Pinker argues that, contrary to popular belief, violence has declined over long stretches of time and today we may be living in the most peaceable era in our specie's existence.
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University held its first annual Behavioral Science Summit on the theme of Social Meets Science, highlighting the latest developments in the field in a conversational and interactive format.
Book Review by Bill Gates: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (Book Review) by Bill Gates
Extra Reading - The False Allure of Group Selection
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
Language as a Window into Conceptual Structure
Grammar can server as a window into human conceptual structure. Verb constructions are a window into concepts of agency, causality, and intentionality; nouns are a window into concepts of object and substance; prepositions are a window into concepts of space and force; tense and aspect are windows into our concept of time.
Steven Pinker - Language as a Window into Conceptual Structure