Department of Unrepresentative Samples

So I started reading Steve Pinker’s New York Times Magazine article from Sunday, the first sentence of which is:

Which of the following people would you say is the most admirable: Mother Teresa, Bill Gates or Norman Borlaug?

And my first thought was “Borlaug, of course!” Clearly, not the response Pinker had in mind.

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