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Digital Subscriptions > Skeptical Inquirer > January/February 2019 > Readers’ Myopia on Pinker

Readers’ Myopia on Pinker

Regarding the reader comments (Letters to Editor, September/October 2018) on Steven Pinker’s earlier article, “Progressophobia”: Do you hear yourselves? “I hate what the world has become in my lifetime.” “I can’t accept his statements because they directly contradict my long experience.” “The situation now is worse than any I have seen in my lifetime.” Friends, your myopia is showing!

Before us stands the epitome of a true man of science whose contributions are of the highest quality in terms of thorough research and addressing views from all relevant perspectives, including those expressed by you. If I were king, The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now would be required reading for every adult on the planet.

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