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8 mins | May 13, 2020

Steven Pinker on the tribal roots of defying social distancing

“What are they thinking?” — the Harvard professor answers just that. The common presumption is: either experts know from the get-go, or they're incompetent. Such a belief, in turn, hides the typical trial and error nature experts base their opinions and advice on. Talking with Robert Bazell for Nautilus, he explains why.

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