Are We Doomed?by Steve SailerFebruary 28, 2018What if the world isn’t about to blow up? What if most everything is slowly getting better and better? Would there be nothing to worry about then?The new book by Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, documents, using 75 well-crafted graphs, how life has gotten better in a host of realms.… Consider airliner safety. During the month of August 1985, when I was flying frequently on business, three commercial jet airliners crashed, killing 712 people. In contrast, in the entire year of 2017, there was not a single fatal commercial jet airliner crash anywhere in the world.Read the whole thing there.