Steven Pinker - pretty much reads his notes from his book "The Stuff of Thought"
I enjoyed reading his book and recognized most of his talk from his book. Unfortunately I found his presentation difficult to follow because his key message wasn't clear. What was his point? He clearly read his presentation which means he wasn't talking with his audience. He was simply reading notes from his book to them - as if they were children.
Many insightful authors and writers are lousy presentations because writing and speaking are different skills sets.
In my option this was a good example of a a terrible presentation.
However, I would read his next book.
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