»  Opinion Columns: Human Sciences




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.

Date Place Title Topic
December 2018 Academic Questions The De-rehabilitation of Charles Murray Our Cultural Revolution roller-coaster.
August 8, 2015 VDARE Race Realism Has a Past. Does Race Denialism Have a Future? My address to the 2017 American Renaissance conference.
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
    Law School
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
Education Theorists
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,
and Homosexuality
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.