Quillette banned from Facebook

A lot of people don’t like Quillette because they consider it an “alt-right” site.  That’s not true: it’s a “contrarian” site that publishes stuff that’s often critical of the extreme or authoritarian Left. And I have to give kudos to editor Claire Lehmann for building up the site from nothing to a go-to site for … Continue reading Quillette banned from Facebook

Glenn Loury: A Quillette piece and a Quillette podcast

Yesterday I featured a provocative blogginheads.tv discussion with Glenn Loury and John McWhorter, both of whom issued some opinions that would be condemned as racist if coming from white people. But one opinion, which is not that controversial but does have its critics, is that the violence and looting accompanying the George Floyd protests should … Continue reading Glenn Loury: A Quillette piece and a Quillette podcast

John McWhorter’s conversation for Quillette now available

Reader Jay called my attention to the free online presence of John McWhorter’s  Sept. 25th interview/conversation for Quillette. You can now watch an hour of McWhorter conversing with Josh Szeps by clicking on the screenshot below. The title of the event was “Our oppressive moment,” and I presume that refers to McWhorter as a black … Continue reading John McWhorter’s conversation for Quillette now available

My critique of a defense of free will in Quillette

On July 6, philosopher William Edwards wrote a defense of free will in Quillette called “The Academic quarrel over determinism.” Besides a vigorous defense of free will, included two paragraphs that I saw as deeply misguided and misleading (see my preliminary note here): Needless to say, there is substantial evidence that people who believe in free will, … Continue reading My critique of a defense of free will in Quillette

A misguided attack on scientism in Quillette

How many times do I have to criticize attacks on scientism, all of which use various permutations of the same three claims? Here they are: 1.) There are “other ways of knowing” that don’t involve science. These often involve “why” questions, like “Why am I here? (i.e. what is my purpose?)” or “Why is the … Continue reading A misguided attack on scientism in Quillette

Quillette lecture on the “religion” of social justice by John McWhorter: Sept. 25 or 26

Thanks to Quillette, you’ll be able to watch a free lecture by John McWhorter in a bit more than three weeks. The reason I’m announcing this early is that you have to reserve a spot, which is free for the talk and the afterparty (if you want to attend the virtual salon and ask McWhorter … Continue reading Quillette lecture on the “religion” of social justice by John McWhorter: Sept. 25 or 26

More on my Quillette critique of David Gelernter

A while back I wrote a critique on this site of computer scientist David Gelernter’s attack on evolutionary theory, itself published in the conservative venue The Claremont Review of Books. Here’s a link to his original piece (click on screenshot): My critique, as is usual with pieces on WEIT, was written quickly, so I didn’t … Continue reading More on my Quillette critique of David Gelernter

My Quillette piece criticizing the anti-evolution arguments of David Gelernter

I’m off to have my post-operation inspection at the hospital, so I don’t have time now to write about my new piece in Quillette. The article pretty much stands on its own as a critique of a recent (and widely cited) article by well known computer scientist David Gelernter—a piece that recycled many familiar Intelligent Design … Continue reading My Quillette piece criticizing the anti-evolution arguments of David Gelernter

My article in Quillette: A rebuttal of John Staddon’s claim that secular humanism is a religion

Since I’ve now published in Quillette, I guess I’m not only a member of the Intellectual Dark Web, but also an alt-righter and a white supremacist. Or so the Perpetually Aggrieved might say. At any rate, if you click on the screenshot below, or go here, you’ll see my 1900-word response to John Staddon’s essay, … Continue reading My article in Quillette: A rebuttal of John Staddon’s claim that secular humanism is a religion

Jodi Shaw, the Smith College employee shamed for whiteness, is interviewed at Quillette and issues a new video about discrimination

I’ve put up two posts (part 1 and part 2 ) about Jodi Shaw, an employee of Smith College who works as a student support coordinator specializing in “Residence Life”. Shaw had a beef with the College for forcing her to undergo mandatory training in what seems like critical race theory, and in which she … Continue reading Jodi Shaw, the Smith College employee shamed for whiteness, is interviewed at Quillette and issues a new video about discrimination