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Human Nature revealed... in part,
This review is from: The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (Penguin Press Science) (Paperback)
Steven Pinker truly is a great writer. He writes clearly and succinctly, and elucidates his points with witticisms and cartoons, among others. However, the massive bulk of the research he cites, and the thinking he discusses, is purely based on differences between white, middle-class Americans. He offers next-to-no discussion on the differences (if there are any) and effects of different cultures, races, or neighbourhoods.
Still though, a fantastic read, even with its short-comings, and thoroughly recommended to anyone with an interest in how modern empirical scientific methodologies are having an effect on our theories of human nature, and, essentially, truth.