Steven Pinker argues that society is becoming less violent

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    Katie Metzler
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    #2974
    Katie Metzler
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    I saw Steven Pinker give a talk at the Royal Geographical Society the other night on how society is becoming less violent. He’s promoting his new book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, which uses numerous stats to show that society is becoming less violent, despite what the media may lead us to think. When asked how to combat the doom and gloom ‘everything is getting worse’ attitude of the press, Pinker said he thinks teaching journalists to be statistically literate is crucial! But is it realistic?

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