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    unbeknownst Lilith's Avatar
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    To classify Steven Pinker as a linguist is laughable. You’re barking at the wrong tree.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilith View Post
    To classify Steven Pinker as a linguist is laughable. You’re barking at the wrong tree.

    He's a linguini-ist, with the locks to prove it
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    Pinker's good. I like him.

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    I'd rather make fun of Sam Harris for defending torture.

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    In my opinion, pop science can definitely put a spotlight on certain kinds of research, but I have my doubts that it's the best way to put spotlights on certain kinds of research. You run into the problem of really disorganized responses to it, where everyone puts up their replies separately and with slightly different parameters, and no one even can read all the replies. In my opinion the government ought to point the way for research so that everyone's data can be neatly put together. As long as it spells out the nature of the data/data-gathering, people can still question it, maybe do small amounts of research on their own.

    You could still have pop science be prevalent, though, but more for stuff that's been settled than "the cutting edge".
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