Stephen Pinker’s Ted Talk “The Better Angels of Our Nature”

To be honest, I thought this video was very interesting. Pinker, did a good job but he was very blunt. He walked through the decline of violence in society. The world used to kill and torture people and animals for entertainment. The death penalty was used frequently. How as today we argue about using it, America especially is very reserved with it. Pinker also talked about how death rates declined drastically especially after World War II. Personally, I think Pinker is right, crime truly has declined over time. However, it doesn’t seem like it. The media always makes a bigger deal of any crime. Any disaster that happens, the media is always there. They are ever present in all that we do. They also influence our lives incredibly. This is why it may seem like the death rates have not declined in our society. We hear about it all too often.