Please read The Moral Instinct, by the celebrated psychologist, cognitive scientist, and linguist, Steven Pinker. Take notes as you read this provocative essay. In your “Main Discussion” post select two or three ideas that struck as being particularly interesting or important. In your first sentence identify the points you will discuss. Then thoughtfully discuss the points that you selected.
Make sure that you submit two posts: (1) “Main Post” – one post should address the discussion topic. (2) “Response Post” – one post should be a response to another person`s post. Each post needs to be 15 – 20 sentences in length. Also, make sure that you read all or almost all of the posts of your classmates. You are reminded that in your discussion posts you will be expected to show that you are integrating ideas from the assigned unit readings and the other resources provided (articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, and videos) into your posts. Failure to do this will result in a lower discussion grade and a successful discussion post that refers to specific readings and videos will receive a higher discussion grade. Your “Main Post” needs to be submitted by midnight on Friday. Your “Response Post” needs to be submitted by midnight on Sunday.