A professor of psychology at Harvard, Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist and a writer on language, mind, and human nature. His most recent book is The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, a title that all but begs some wiseguy interviewer to take a swing at him. He famously defended Larry Summers’ sexist remark about the gender gap in math and science, ensuring that pretty much everybody else would take a swing at him. He does not lack nerve.
- PERSON: Lewis Fry Richardson
- PLACE: MIT's historic Building 20
- THING: A chunk of the Berlin Wall
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Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to Covid-19. From now through June 30, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by an anonymous donor—going twice as far in supporting 92Y. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Thank you for anything you can do to help.