An excerpt from Steven Pinker’s latest book Rationality

Rationality, Steven Pinker argues, is not a Western concept, but instead one inherent to humanity. He cites the San of the Kalahari Desert — one of the world’s oldest peoples — as an example. They can tell the difference between correlation and causation; when one San said that a lark’s song makes roots good to eat, two others corrected him and said the lark sings in the months leading up to hotter days, which dry out the soil and make roots good to eat. Read full article here


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