November 21, 2009

Steven Pinker talks to Robert Wright.

On Bloggingheads. They're talking about language and evolution.

8 comments:

Paco Wové said...

Devoting 65 minutes of my life to Robert Wright's thoughts on, well, anything?

Not a chance.

Tempus fugit.

pm317 said...

I FFed to see if Pinker held the phone like that for the whole hour and some and he did.

Freder Frederson said...

So Ann--a fan of Survivor and American Idol--you would have us believe that you sat enthralled while two eggheads discussed for over an hour whether the development of language more closely followed a classic Darwinian evolutionary theory, or that of Gould or Chomsky.

Yeah right!

Chris said...

Awesome. I'm going to check this out.

Ann Althouse said...

"that you sat enthralled while two eggheads"

I can't just sit there and watch them, but I'll get through it while brushing my teeth, taking a bath, etc.

Otherwise, I much prefer reading.

I do watch some trashy TV, maybe 5 hours a week. I really don't have much patience for any kind of video.

Ann Althouse said...

I find it slow.

blake said...

Because there's no way a fan of "Survivor" and "American Idol" could be interested in linguistics?

I find linguistics fascinating.

But I don't watch either TV show.

Can it be a fundamental axiom?

<flips on Josie and the Pussycats>

jaltcoh said...

Devoting 65 minutes of my life to Robert Wright's thoughts on, well, anything?

Not a chance.


Wow, you're missing out. I have no idea how many hours I've spent on Wright's thoughts, spoken and written. Many. Whether you agree with his views or not, it's worth it.