Jacob Falkovich

Jacob Falkovich

Jacob Falkovich blogs about rationality, math, and dating at putanumonit.com. You can follow him on Twitter @yashkaf.

The Sex Negative Society

The Sex Negative Society

Sex is in trouble. Fewer of us are having it. Those who do have it less, later, and are finding it harder and less satisfying than they hoped for. The question arises: how come, in our culture that is so sex-positive? That mainstream culture, and its myriad subcultures, is sex-positive

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The Narrative and Its Discontents

The Narrative and Its Discontents

Human history in two sentences: in pre-modern times, material goods were hard to come by, but small communities offered kinship and their traditions made the world meaningful and comprehensible. Today, physical comforts are plentiful, but belonging and sense-making are scarce. Belonging and sense-making are made of the same raw material:

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Jacob Falkovich
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In-Groups, Out-Groups, and the IDW

In-Groups, Out-Groups, and the IDW

Over the past year or so, Sam Harris and Ezra Klein spent several tweets, a dozen emails, and a two-hour podcast vehemently disagreeing with one another. The ostensible cause of this disagreement was a dispute about whether or not there’s a genetic component to the black-white IQ gap in

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Jacob Falkovich
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