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Inspired by Gregory Cochran's recent review of Jared Diamond's 20-year-old Pulitzer Prize winning tome Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fate of Human Societies, here's my new column in Taki's Magazine: Rough Diamond by Steve Sailer September 06, 2017 ... Why are some races of humans so much more economically and scientifically productive than other races?... Read More
Here's Karen Kaplan's profile in the Los Angeles Times of Gregory Cochran: "Jewish Legacy Inscribed on the Genes." (It's now the most emailed article on the LA Times website and the second most heavily viewed article.)Gregory Cochran has always been drawn to puzzles. This one had been gnawing at him for several years: Why are... Read More
Here's the opening:This Thursday, February 12, 2009, marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, author of the 1859 book
Michael B. is conducting an interview all week with Gregory Cochran, co-author of The 10,000 Year Explosion, out in bookstores today.My published articles are archived at -- Steve Sailer
You can read it here at Marginal Revolution.My published articles are archived at -- Steve Sailer
Greg Cochran and Henry Harpending now have a website up for their new book The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution. They've posted four outtakes from the book that didn't make the final draft for reasons of length. Here's part of a section intended to help readers understand what it must have been... Read More
Amazon now has a listing for Greg Cochran and Henry Harpending's book, which should be out in January:The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human EvolutionMuch of humanity’s past is a mystery. Until recently, we had only bones and artifacts to help us understand prehistoric human life. But today we have a new window into... Read More
Here's the link for "Recent acceleration of adaptive human evolution" by Cochran, Harpending, Hawks, Moyzis, and Wang: />My published articles are archived at -- Steve Sailer
From the LA Times: By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer 2:44 PM PST, December 10, 2007 The pace of human evolution has been increasing at a stunning rate since our ancestors began spreading through Europe, Asia and Africa 40,000 years ago, quickening to 100 times historic levels after agriculture became widespread, according to... Read More
Here's the abstract and last paragraph of the big paper. (Click the title in blue for the 8 page PDF of the full paper.) It is sometimes claimed that the pace of human evolution should have slowed as cultural adaptation supplanted genetic adaptation. The high empirical number of recent adaptive variants would seem sufficient to... Read More
Here's an excerpt from the second part of Michael Blowhard's interview with Gregory Cochran: 2B: As far as Mideast policy goes, how could we do better than we do? Cochran: I think we have little chance of running a practical Middle East policy. The political class is ignorant and / or crazy (and also lazy)... Read More
As I've mentioned before, although I was highly skeptical of the Iraq Attaq in 2002, my big mistake was that I didn't trust my friend Greg Cochran's assessment that Iraq had no functioning nuclear weapons program. (Here's an email from Cochran that Jerry Pournelle posted on his website on October 14, 2002.)Here on the one... Read More
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Steve Sailer is a journalist, movie critic for Taki's Magazine, columnist, and founder of the Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals.

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