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Has progression truly become a far-fetched possibility for us? Steven Pinker, distinguished cognitive psychologist and author thinks otherwise. Indeed, the problems that we are facing today are becoming more and more dreadful; but we have also conquered our primitive and ill-advised problem-solving approaches.
In this book, Pinker stresses that Enlightenment’s ideal of using science and reason over the impractical and perilous implications of excessively idealistic, religious and political beliefs has been instrumental in unlocking numerous advancements in economic growth, healthcare, food security, science and technology, safety and solidarity among nations. Backed by seventy-five comprehensive graphs, this book exhibits how intellectual reasoning and deduction, along with the significant improvements in technology, research and education, have proven that now is the best time to be alive.