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Topic: Steven Pinker

Books blog: Why Brian Cox really needs to read some St Augustine

Unlike Richard Dawkins, the physicist displays a winning humility when discussing God’s existence

Modern scientific slaughter is more barbaric than violence by primitive peoples

We are becoming less violent as a species, argues Steven Pinker in his new book, yet that only serves to make the violence of enlightened peoples worse