A case study in how identity politics poisons science
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Puberty is a performance enhancing drug. When Male-to-Female trans athletes like collegiate swimmer Lia Thomas compete and win against biological…
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Fuzzy Sets, Family Resemblances, and Conceptual Truths
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The outlawry of war has forced tyrants to concoct excuses for invading other countries. How should we respond? Evidence shows that outcasting in the…
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Why censorious responses to controversial claims is not the road to a free society
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Because Wilson corresponded with the notorious race differences psychologist Phillippe Rushton, critics claim it proves Wilson was a racist. Here’s why…
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A reader asks "Is it normal to be afraid to die?" My answer follows
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A coda to my column on Scientific American Goes Woke
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The Köln Dom is a reminder of the power of faith in a pre-modern world lit only by fire and plagued by poverty, disease, misery, and early death
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If you really believe in the sanctity of life & protecting the most vulnerable in our society, then gun-control legislation & enforcement should be…
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A half century ago I walked into a college classroom...and never looked back. Some reflections on the value of education
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Oppressed peoples often build narratives of redemption
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