The best Quotes by Steven Pinker

The best Quotes by Steven Pinker

Steven Arthur Pinker (born September 18, 1954) is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, psycholinguist, popular science author, and public intellectual. He is an advocate of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.

Broadly speaking, the Southern and Western desert and mountain states will vote for the candidate who endorses an aggressive military, a role for religion in public life, laissez-faire economic policies, private ownership of guns and relaxed conditions for using them, less regulation and taxation, and a valorization of the traditional family.
Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world.
A hostility to modernity is shared by ideologies that have nothing else in common - a nostalgia for moral clarity, small-town intimacy, family values, primitive communism, ecological sustainability, communitarian solidarity, or harmonies with the rhythms of nature.
Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.
Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics.

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Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can and virtual reality to accept the things I can't.
The Metaverse is being made by Microsoft and Facebook, so you know it's gonna be boring as sh-t.
The fact that all of this was happening in virtual space made no difference. Being virtually killed by virtual laser in virtual space is just as effective as the real thing, because you are as dead as you think you are.
Virtual reality was once the dream of science fiction. But the internet was also once a dream, and so were computers and smartphones. The future is coming.
Virtual Reality doesn't replace television or cinema. Nothing goes away. People said radio was the end to literature and TV was the end of radio. But we still read books and listen to the radio and watch TV.
The incredible thing about Virtual Reality is that you feel like you're actually present in another place with other people. People who try it say it's different from anything they've ever experienced in their lives.
There's nobody who works in VR saying, "Oh, I'm bored with this." Everybody comes back.
I like live audiences, with real people - virtual reality is no substitute.
I'm excited about Augmented Reality because unlike Virtual Reality, which closes the world out, AR allows individuals to be present in the world but hopefully allows an improvement on what's happening presently.
My name is Shubham, and I'm 23 years old, and I'm from California. I am a virtual-reality designer.
Shubham Goel in The Circle - Season 1 Episode 1
Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.
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As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
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Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap.
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Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time.
John Coffey in The Green Mile
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The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
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All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.
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The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
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Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
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"Do you hate people?"
"I don't hate them... I just feel better when they're not around."
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The difference from a person and an angel is easy. Most of an angel is in the inside and most of a person is on the outside.
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If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
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In this world, there are very few people who actually trust each other.
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An exchange of empathy provides an entry point for a lot of people to see what healing feels like.
I do not lack empathy. Other people just need to be better.
Democracy is based upon empathy and the recognition that some decisions are solely for the community's benefit without regard to one's own narrow self-interest.
Empathy begins with understanding life from another person's perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It's all through our own individual prisms.
Empathy is born out of the old biblical injunction "Love the neighbor as thyself."
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
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On behalf of the American people, I thank Joe Biden for his extraordinary leadership as President of the United States and for his decades of service to our country. I am honored to have the President's endors*ment and my intention is to earn and win this nomination.
Kamala Harris - Juli 2024
Just overwhelmed with gratitude. What an honor it is to run alongside President Donald J. Trump. He delivered peace and prosperity once, and with your help, he'll do it again.
J. D. Vance - Juli 2024
The central premise of the Biden campaign is that President Donald Trump is an authoritarian fascist who must be stopped at all costs. That rhetoric led directly to President Trump's attempted assassination.
J. D. Vance - Juli 2024
I have decided that the person best suited to assume the position of Vice President of the United States is Senator J.D. Vance of the Great State of Ohio
Donald Trump - Juli 2024
Mr. Trump is unfit for our nation's highest office.
At a pivotal time in my life, Barack Obama gave me hope that a boy who grew up like me could still achieve the most important of my dreams. For that, I'll miss him and the example he set.

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