Easy to see Pinker is full of shit once again.
- People need to work (duh) even if he doesn’t.
- The idea of an afterlife IMPROVES behavior – both in theory (fear of judgment of the creator) and in practice (Atheists are the biggest mass murderers in history).
- A life whose value is greater than a dog for reasons of marginal utility is not one that is valued. If you are an object, value of human life is a non-sequitur.
Because they deserve it.
What does it mean to make life safer, longer and happier to an atheist like Pinker? Avoiding your children and then hopping on antidepressants in middle age to achieve chemical “happiness” and “safety”?
Unrelated, but potent, showing pinker is naive as hell, even in the realms of “data.” He’s a great representative of the unconstrained vision, which really means he’s immune to wisdom as well as reason.