@sapinker - Twitter Profile Analysis

Analysis of 200 tweets by Steven Pinker, from 06 Apr 2022 to 26 May 2022.

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Steven Pinker

verified twitter profile @sapinker

Cognitive scientist at Harvard.

10,772 tweets
9 favourites
4 tweets per day
2010 since
75 following
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Boston, MA location

Top Tweets by @sapinker

Steven Pinker
Why is the (rather lame) story Goldilocks & the 3 Bears so popular? Samuel Jay Keyser (linguist, jazz trombonist, poet & my predecessor as MIT Peter de Florez Professor) suggests it's the repetition of threeness (repetition being a major aesthetic force) https://t.co/LcywdJm5Qp
26 May, 2022 - 10:42 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
Who we (Jewish Effective Giving Initiative) are: https://t.co/TdlvutXul6
26 May, 2022 - 09:25 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
I support the Jewish Effective Giving Initiative - tell your Rabbi or shul president about it. https://t.co/jjWtJUqFdb
26 May, 2022 - 09:24 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
These are the 8 best books of all time, according to Bill Gates @entrylevelrebel https://t.co/JSymSxh2R2 via @Inc
26 May, 2022 - 08:16 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
After lunch with friends Tom Sowell, going strong at 91, and Stephen Camarata, expert on disorders of speech, language, & cognition. We met 25 years ago over late-talking children, 1 of Tom’s many interests
26 May, 2022 - 06:28 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
Forthcoming: Writing with Pleasure by Helen Sword, author of the excellent Stylish Academic Writing (no, not one of the world's thinnest books). https://t.co/RXOnUaOoRC
26 May, 2022 - 06:15 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
One of the most FAQs I get about rationality is how to reach people who are wrong. A starting point is to acknowledge they could include you. @NickKristof citing @adammgrant advocate shifting debate from polarizing fundamentals to technical details. https://t.co/En9q1c1GLM
26 May, 2022 - 04:32 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
These Gun Reforms Could Save 15,000 Lives. We Can Achieve Them. https://t.co/G3fLRAdoAs
26 May, 2022 - 04:19 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
🎧 Thomas Piketty on Why the World Keeps Getting More Equal (Yes, you read that right - over the long term, that is, though with recent slowdowns & reversals in some measure.) https://t.co/IK6p9IILpX
24 May, 2022 - 09:20 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism on LinkedIn: Being Pro-Human with FAIR Advisor Steven Pinker https://t.co/c1ywwz89ku
23 May, 2022 - 09:31 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
Wild mammals are making a comeback in Europe thanks to conservation efforts - Our World in Data https://t.co/adLMKINoxG
23 May, 2022 - 08:44 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
'Ebola is defeated,' says Congolese professor who discovered the virus https://t.co/u1Nfw1WtSl via @FRANCE24
23 May, 2022 - 08:06 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
Emily Oster is on @TIME's list of the 100 most influential people of 2022. I was honored to write the note of appreciation for her in the special issue, out this week. #TIME100 https://t.co/A6FHd9Ni9A
23 May, 2022 - 07:24 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
"Winsome, intellectually probing poems..." Review in the New York Times of Danielle Blau @deblaublau's first volume of poetry, Peep. https://t.co/WlCJAcXUgu
23 May, 2022 - 05:10 PM UTC
Steven Pinker
From Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress https://t.co/Uld4psZo2M
19 May, 2022 - 09:45 PM UTC

Top Retweets by @sapinker

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
Can't those of us who believe in the sanctity of life of children old enough to attend school go on strike, bring business to a grinding halt until we get the gun regulations that 90% of this country favor? Polish women did it in 2021 & it worked. https://t.co/CoVW9LQWTr
26 May, 2022 - 07:17 PM UTC
I am tremendously honored, deeply grateful and, frankly, incredibly surprised to be on the TIME100 list this year. Thanks to @sapinker for a lovely write-up and to everyone who reads, comments, etc for such amazing support. https://t.co/6KjkwxbZuv
23 May, 2022 - 12:16 PM UTC
Bridget Thakrar
This is the best antidote to mainstream news. Tagline: A fortnightly roundup of good news from around the world #GoodNews https://t.co/5JFhRMcMGV
17 May, 2022 - 09:30 PM UTC
Gary Marcus 🇺🇦
@NaveenGRao if you want to call it approximative intelligence i am fine with that. basically every time i give a talk i show a figure like this because i think there are many aspects to intelligence, and we have made progress on some not others. https://t.co/Vy0fcnqN5W
12 May, 2022 - 11:19 PM UTC
Gary Marcus 🇺🇦
Great threads by @DeepMind's @mpshanahan and (linked) @jalayrac candidly looking at Flamingo's limitations. Strengths and weaknesses should always be evaluated in tandem, if we are to be realistic about what needs to be done. https://t.co/TGnV6K2l17
10 May, 2022 - 03:18 PM UTC
In the past, rabies infections led to a near certain chance of dying. But not anymore. Vaccines are ~100% effective at preventing rabies, if they're taken soon after a bite. This is a great episode on the history of the disease & vaccine https://t.co/0rj7fJInuN
09 May, 2022 - 09:21 PM UTC
Max Roser
It is always heartbreaking to see young people being hopeless about their future. It is sad to see hopeless people today, it is sad to see it in the past. But perhaps the pessimism of yesterday puts it into perspective for those who are hopeless today. https://t.co/Yoa3MCOYUU
02 May, 2022 - 08:29 PM UTC
Stuart Ritchie 🇺🇦
I wrote a quick post on that Science paper about dog breed and behaviour! tl;dr: the evidence is pretty weak - no strong need to update your views. https://t.co/b6BKNLE8Wd
30 Apr, 2022 - 11:06 AM UTC
Coleman Hughes
There's too little focus on statistical literacy, financial math, and taxes in k-12 education. We should emphasize these before trig, calc, linear algebra, etc.
29 Apr, 2022 - 04:08 PM UTC
Stefan Schubert
"@PTetlock's research team is running a tournament that will team up superforecasters with subject-matter experts to produce accurate forecasts and informative rationales on existential risk topics...(you can express interest up until] May 6th." https://t.co/JYCJKH7qJ3 https://t.co/QbsOb0BoHq
26 Apr, 2022 - 01:07 AM UTC
Future Crunch
There's an extremely important and hopeful paper out in Nature this week. The researchers find that if all the countries of the world fulfil their climate commitments, we will likely limit climate change to just under 2°C. https://t.co/SMqhufF8Ua
22 Apr, 2022 - 11:51 PM UTC
Lee Dugatkin
Jazzed that today is PUBLICATION DAY for Power in the Wild: The Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Ways Animals Strive for Control over Others (@UChicagoPress , 2022). https://t.co/yOjBwx6IeU 1 of 8
20 Apr, 2022 - 01:41 PM UTC
Future Crunch
The CDC has released new data showing that cancer, the USA's second leading cause of mortality, has seen historic drops in death rates. Between 2001 to 2020, they fell by 27%, from 196.5 deaths per 100,000 people, to 144.1 per 100,000. https://t.co/IAE2K3RZxu
18 Apr, 2022 - 02:00 PM UTC
There was a pretty major finding last month that many people don't know about. https://t.co/2b81qneYUM Water treatment (eg chlorination) was found to reduce child mortality by 30%. A very cheap & effective way to save lives. 1/ https://t.co/WzqlNdADfO
17 Apr, 2022 - 08:41 PM UTC
Josh Wolfe
1/ My friend Jon Haidt @JonHaidt has written the MOST important article you can read today... "Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid––it's not just a phase"
17 Apr, 2022 - 08:05 PM UTC



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