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October 24, 2011 / Dr. Toad

Recommended Today — October 24, 2011

Tonight at 7:30pm Steven Pinker, who needs no introductions*, will talk about the decline of violence. He’s of the controversial opinion that in fact we’re living in the most peaceful age in history. How can he think such a thing? He obtains this result by comparing violence per capita rather than in total. There are a lot of people in the world now, many more than there used to be. Hence, the decline of violence. Do you disagree? Go ask him pointed questions in person in the Great Hall at Town Hall, Seattle WA (map). $5 on brownpapertickets.com or at the door.

* Harvard professor, cognitive scientist, best-selling author of How The Mind Works, Words and Rules, and most recently The Better Angels of Our Nature, among others.

Details of this and other events on the calendar.

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