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Myth Of The Noble Savage

Steven Pinker: The surprising decline in violence

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Question, "What do we have to start with?" Answer, "Experience." 
(that is "Observation" of Physical and Behavioral Reality)
Conclusion, "That is our foundation to reason on! Not What Some or One Said!"

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http://www.ted.com Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species' existence.

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