Julian Savulescu has written a good piece in response to Steven Pinker - I think I can probably agree with all of this.
My own response on the Cogito blog is more long-winded, though in partial defence of that I was trying to set up a broader, more metaphilosophical argument. Savulescu needn't endorse that broader argument, of course, but I think these two pieces and the original op-ed by Pinker can all be taken to complement each other.
Another response that I recommend is Alice Dreger's: it has many useful observations.
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