The Corpse of a Wearisome Debate

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Science  27 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5590, pp. 2212-2213
DOI: 10.1126/science.1075989

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The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature. Steven Pinker. Viking, New York, 2002. 527 pp. $27.95. ISBN 0-670-03151-8.

Pinker describes his latest book for a popular audience as an argument for a "truly honest science of human nature, one that would take into account both instinct and choice as well as the deep inherent structures of the mind."