Episode 101: The Progress of Humanity

We tend to take progress for granted, and are wired to focus on bad news instead of good. Steven Pinker joins Amit Varma in episode 101 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about why the world is getting better, and why Enlightenment values are essential for ensuring that the trend continues.

Also check out:
Enlightenment Now and The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker.
It is Daft to Worry About Inequality --Amit Varma.