The table below logs my occasional commentaries on the human sciences, which I have interpreted broadly to include cultural and political topics in which some human-sciences issue is strongly relevant.
We live at a time when the human sciences are advancing very fast. If you want to make informed commentary on society and culture, you must try to keep up. I do my best; but whenever I think I have attained a good comprehensive overview, someone brings something entirely new to my attention. However, since 95 percent of the human-sciences commentary in the general press could fairly be described as wishful thinking steeped in a strong solution of ignorance, the competition is not fierce.
|July 23, 2015||VDARE||The Prescriptive Poverty of the Social Sciences||What is to be done?|
|February 19, 2015||VDARE||Culturalists vs. Biologians||Where Is The American Harald Eia?|
|December 3, 2014||The Mencken Club||The Left and Human Nature||Does it even exist?|
|November 13, 2014||Taki's Magazine||The Scariest Science||Reflections on medicine.|
|October 30, 2014||Taki's Magazine||A Penny for Your Thoughts||Although they probably aren't worth it.|
|September 25, 2014||Taki's Magazine||Four Billion Africans||Future population trends.|
|June 28, 2014||VDARE||JayMan||New blogger on the block.|
|June 2014||The American Spectator||Chasing Down the Ghost in the Machine||"Toward a Science of Consciousness":
the 2014 Tucson conference.
|May 22, 2014||VDARE||Nicholas Wade's A Troublesome Inheritance after one more week||Yet another review of reviews.|
|May 11, 2014||VDARE||Nicholas Wade's A Troublesome Inheritance after one week||My review of reviews.|
|May 1, 2014||Taki's Magazine||On The Road||Two conferences in one week.|
|March 1, 2014||VDARE||Island Race No More?||Taking a look at my genome.|
|February 20, 2014||Taki's Magazine||Do Peas Have Souls?||Human exceptionalism, pro and con.|
|February 6, 2014||Taki's Magazine||A Season of Naughty Books||Psst! Want a nice racy read about genetics?|
|August 29, 2013||VDARE||Cultural Marxists Can't Do Math||"Uncle Tim" Wise works his slide rule.|
|August 15, 2013||Taki's Magazine||Why We Can't Talk About IQ||Too much humanity gets in the way.|
|April 10, 2013||VDARE||First Encounters of the Close Kind||When the races first met.|
|March 21, 2013||Taki's Magazine||Genes and Smarts||Understanding the fundamentals.|
|February 7, 2013||Taki's Magazine||Arriving Late to the HBD Party||Lefties discover the Dissident Right.|
|January 17, 2013||Taki's Magazine||What, Me Worry?||Keeping up with the eggheads.|
|January 10, 2013||VDARE||Is HBD Over?||A seed planted too soon?|
|December 6, 2012||Taki's Magazine||Dusting Off the Crystal Ball||What does the future hold?|
|June 28, 2012||Taki's Magazine||Partying with the Right Side on the Left Coast||Sleepless from Seattle? Not me.|
|June 28, 2012||VDARE||What's So Scary About Darwin?||The study of human biodiversity,
and its opponents.
|April 19, 2012||Taki's Magazine||The Endless Pursuit of Happiness||Call no man happy until he's dead.|
|March 8, 2012||Taki's Magazine||Life at Half Speed||Adventures in chemotherapy.|
|February 9, 2012||CPAC 2012, Washington, D.C.||The Future of Elite Attitudes on Race||Contribution to a panel discussion.|
|January 5, 2012||Taki's Magazine||Revulsion Transference.||Where does the disgust go?|
|June 23, 2011||Taki's Magazine||Nature, Nurture, Nature, Nurture.||Swings and roundabouts in the human sciences.|
|June 9, 2011||Taki's Magazine||Twisty Colored Cancer Ribbons for All!||Me and my buboes.|
|June 2, 2011||Taki's Magazine||The Shadow Science of Economics||Austrians the best of a bad lot.|
|May 12, 2011||Taki's Magazine||Old Age Wasted on the Old||Get some carpet slippers, Ulysses.|
|February 7, 2011||National Review||Maternity and Tyranny||The Tiger Mom debate.|
|October 13, 2010||Taki's Magazine||"The Plague That Is Killing Our Youth"||The war against human nature grinds on.|
|July 23, 2010||Taki's Magazine||When Parenting Fails||Nature trumps nurture again.|
|June 23, 2010||NRO||Killing Private Enterprise||One start-up at a time.|
|June 8, 2010||Taki's Magazine||Deconstructing Folk Metaphysics||Two cheers for intuition.|
|June 1, 2010||NRO||Humanity's Past, Humanity's Future||Two steps forward in genomics.|
|April 26, 2010||Taki's Magazine||The Rest Is Biology||What's the hardest problem in social science?|
|April 21, 2010||NRO||"Conditional Cash Transfer" Flops in NYC||The program failed because America is the land of opportunity.|
|April 5, 2010||University of Pennsylvania
|Revisiting Race and Remedies:
Should the Government Play A Role
in Eliminating Racial Disparities
in Education and Employment?
|I offer a wet blanket.|
|March 8, 2010||Alternative Right||Mapping the Human Phenome||The DSM may help.|
|November 3, 2009||Taki's Magazine||Mixing It Up||Refusing to marry a black-white couple.|
|April 24, 2009||NRO||The Husks of Dead Theories||Anti-White discrimination in
the Connecticut firefighters case.
|March 24, 2009||NRO||Will Obama Kill Science? (Cont.)||If so, will if flee to Asia?|
|March 10, 2009||Taki's Magazine||Citizenism, Inconvenient Truths,
& Examined Life
|Steve Sailer and Sailerism.|
|November 26, 2008||Taki's Magazine||Equality: The Elusive Ideal||Biohistory and
the Psychic Unity of Mankind.
|October 7, 2008||NRO||Will Obama Kill Science?||The threat to the human sciences
from "cultural Marxism."
|September 5, 2008||Taki's Magazine||The Rapture for Nerds||Experts discuss the Singularity.|
|May 19, 2008||Taki's Magazine||What's So Scary About Evolution?||For both right and left, a lot.|
|May 19, 2008||National Review||Inside Story||The Tucson conference (written up).|
|April 9-13, 2008||NRO||Toward a Science of Consciousness||The Tucson conference (blogged).|
|November 26-27-28, 2007||NRO||Race, IQ, and the Mainstream||It flares up again.|
|September 24, 2007||NRO||Magical Thinking on I.Q.||If only it would go away.|
|July 2007||New English Review||The I's Have It||Consciousness.|
|December 2006||NRO||The Dream Palace of
|Has any of them raised a kid?
Or been one?
|January 18, 2006||NRO||Getting Off at Baltimore||Observations on suicide.|
|November 7, 2005||National Review||The Specter of Difference||Unwelcome results from genetics.|
|September 9, 2005||(Not published)||You Can't Talk About That||You can't write about it, either.|
|February 16, 2005||NRO||Metaphysics, Science,
|What is the cause of homosexuality?|
|December 13, 2004||National Review||Our Crisis of Foundations||The waters that are under the earth.|
|November 22, 2004||NRO||The Swelling Wave||The human sciences are coming to get you.|
|May 14, 2004||NRO||Here To Stay||A cornucopia of homophobia.|
|October 15, 2004||NRO||Too Much Reality||Tenth anniversary of The Bell Curve.|
|April 22, 2004||NRO||Ditching Diversity||Will the elites dump diversity?|
|February 11, 2004||NRO||The Dismal Science||Farm, factory, office, … then what?|
|August 19, 2003||NRO||Three Score and Ten||Who wants to live for ever?|
|July 29, 2003||NRO||Straight Flight …||… from the gay ghetto.|
|June 25, 2003||NRO||The One and the Many||It's not him, it's it.|
|December 4, 2002||NRO||Here's Lookin' At You,
Kid — Not!
|Endo-, Meso-, and Ecto-morphs.|
|August 12, 2002||NRO||Rolling the Biological Dice||Is there a plague in our future?|
|July 23, 2001||National Review||The Dream of A.I.||Prospects for artificial intelligence.|
|April 26, 2001||NRO||It's Complicated||Too much to think about.|
|April 2, 2001||National Review||A Poisonous Gift||Jane Fonda's donation
to "gender studies."
|February 27, 2001||NRO||Eugenics Alive||Coming soon to a country near you.|
|February 1, 2001||NRO||Stereotypes Aren't So Bad||What academic psychologists
say about them.
|October 14, 2000||Science News||Dirty Story||The more dirt, the less hurt.|