"A carbon-fibre bicycle. Not only would it get me round the island, but bicycles are a triumph of engineering. You've got combined the bio-mechanical efficiency of muscle which has been honed by a billion years of evolution with the one thing evolution could not produce, namely a wheel."
He and his wife ride a tandem for togetherness.
Pinker is named as "as one of the world's 100 most influential scientists and thinkers."
He should be number 1, if he thinks like that.