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Reason (and science) for hope

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Science  23 Feb 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6378, pp. 876
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar8093

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In Enlightenment Now, Steven Pinker documents how we have systematically applied knowledge to problems in order to propel ourselves to unimaginable levels of progress. Since the Enlightenment, he reveals, more people live longer, healthier, happier, and more meaningful lives filled with enriching works of art, music, literature, science, technology, and medicine.