Steven Pinker Meme

“I don’t think we can gaze into the future and say that things will get better. I think that is as irrational as gazing into the future and saying things will get worse. What we have to do is identify what has made things better in the past and push more of it. Make the case that Enlightenment ideals have succeeded. It could have been a naive dream at the time. But two hundred years later we have the data to show that it wasn’t.”