Steven Pinker Mind Over Mass Media Summary

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What the author pinker mean by “moral panic” is people who are becoming introduced to new technology and they begin to feel fearful of the new normal. The moral panic is fearful anxieties of media being evil and affecting society. The society has always had to adapt to new forms of medias and yet they will portray it as a bad evil. In the article ”Mind over mass media” by Steven Pinker. He argues that technology is actually helping us as a society to develop our intelligence even more. For example, He notes that ”If electronic media were hazardous to intelligence,the quality of science would be plummeting,Yet discoveries are multiplying like fruit flies, and progress is dizzying.” This explains pinker’s argument because he is trying

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