Steven Pinker Lecture

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The following information on the Steven Pinker Lecture was cut and pasted from the KCPL Website.

What: Lecture on his newest book – The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
Where: KC Public Library – Central Branch, 14 W. 10th Street
When: September 9, at 7pm

In The Stuff of Thought, recently released in paperback, Pinker explores everyday speech – from conversations to jokes to legal disputes – in examining how the human brain works. A psychology professor at Harvard University, Pinker concludes that language reflects our brain structure, which itself is innate.

The Stuff of Thought marries the two topics of Pinker’s earlier bestsellers: The Language Instinct, Words and Rules, and How the Mind Works.  Pinker is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World Today.”  The event is co-sponsored by Rainy Day Books. Pinker’s books will be available for sale, and the author will sign copies purchased during the event.

Admission is free. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending.

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I am a high school biology teacher at Blue Valley North High School where I have taught freshman Biology and Honors Biology, Field Biology, Zoology, and AP Biology for the past 15 years. I am sponsor of the Environmental Club and our molecular modeling S.M.A.R.T. Team program. I am also the current treasurer of the Kansas Herpetological Society. Although I like most things biological, I have specific interests in the natural history of KS endemics (the outdoors) and things molecular. I am a pretty avid reader, I enjoy maintaining my website, and taking photographs. I plan on having students blogging and creating podcasts by the end of the year.

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