Ho-Chunk isn’t a swear word

June 03, 2009

Reading Gavin McInnes’  most recent contribution to Taki’s Magazine, I assumed

The snitch faces human nature

May 28, 2009

This week’s This American Life featured activist-turned-FBI-snitch Brandon

Star Trek, the Chinese and the traditionalism of science fiction

May 22, 2009

Well, since I’m already a dork I’m going to talk Trek again as Richard’s post

Cultural continuity & revolution

May 16, 2009

I recently read India:  The Definitive History, and am currently reading

Star Trek and humanity

May 11, 2009

I went to see the new Star Trek film today, which just made a big box office


Who Are We?

Who Are We?

May 07, 2009

The human conceit that we are the masters of our own destinies may be one of

The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage

April 30, 2009

John Derbyshire is making the secular case against gay marriage over at Secular

On vulgarity

April 28, 2009

Since there’s been some discussion of “colorful language” here in The Sniper’s

Turkey is not very secular

April 27, 2009

Mark Hackard’s piece on Turkey is very informative.  The idea of “secular”

Religion & Politics

April 25, 2009

Since there is some discussion about the relationship of religion and politics,

Throw open the borders!

April 21, 2009

Over at ScienceBlogs I have a post up which reports data from the World Values

The thin & thick, the there & the here

April 20, 2009

Over at Secular Right I pointed to a Time piece on the Japanese attempt to

Gray lands between the secular & sacred

April 13, 2009

Kevin Gutzman’s Faith of Our Fathers is a fascinating window into the

Romania to decriminalize incest

April 12, 2009

Romania weighs decriminalizing consensual incest:Three European Union nations ?

Importing a new labor pool

April 08, 2009

For all datanauts out there, The New York Times has a veritable quantitative

Gay is not homosexual

April 08, 2009

An addendum to Evan McLaren’s comment on The New York Times piece, Iraq?s Newly

Zombies Too Big To Succeed?

March 28, 2009

Simon Johnson’s piece in The Atlantic, The Quiet Coup, is a bracing read.

Politics, Jews & Israel

March 27, 2009

Over at Red State Erick Erickson makes accusations of anti-Semitism toward the

How the human races came about

March 24, 2009

A month ago I reviewed The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated

Graduate School = World Police?

March 23, 2009

A few days ago I pointed out some minor differences in attitudes toward

South vs. South & Conservatism

March 19, 2009

Albion’s Seed is one of the most insightful books on American history because

Post-racial race men

March 16, 2009

Jason Richwine in Forbes has a quantitative piece on immigration policy, Indian

Conservatism, ideology of the old?

March 09, 2009

I decided to look at the trend lines for political ideology using the General

Greg Cochran on bloggingheads.tv

February 28, 2009

If you enjoyed my review of Greg Cochran’s book The 10,000 Year Explosion, you

Deep Theory

February 26, 2009

On occasion friends who have an interest in sociobiology ask me for

History & Biology Come Full Circle

February 23, 2009

Just a few notes as a follow up to my piece How the Jews Got Their Smarts (and

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