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Humankind’s best days lie ahead debate with Steve Pinker and Alain De Botton

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature - Steven Pinker The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation - Matt Ridley On Love - Alain de Botton The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference - Malcolm Gladwell

Great debate.

 

Steven Pinker is brilliant. 


Matt Ridley is witty.

 

Alain de Botton and Malcolm Gladwell are both lack of substance when deal with fact, data and science. 

 

So glad I didn't waste any time reading books from Alain De Botton and Malcolm Gladwell.

 

The debate is highly entertaining. So, search for it in the link. If it is not link to the right one, search for it. It is worth the time. 

 

Of course, Steven Pinker side won. 

 

DEBATE RESULTS

PRE-DEBATE RESULTS

71% PRO      29% CON
 

POST-DEBATE RESULTS

73%PRO       27%CON
 

Pro wins with 2% vote gain.