Selected Essays and Articles

Slate

What Makes People Look Like Their Pets? — August 19, 2014

A Forgotten Scandal in Baltimore’s High Society — March 17, 2014

What Do Homophobic Bigots Really Think? — August 23, 2012

The Prideful, Arrogant President of Chick-fil-A — August 6, 2012

Do Men Find Dumb-Looking Women More Attractive? — May 23, 2012

Eugene Hoskins Is His Name — February 15, 2012

Porky Pig — January 6, 2012

Culinary Racism — November 1, 2011

Ahmadinejad’s Nightmare — October 5, 2011

So Close, and Yet So Far Away — August 8, 2011

How the Brain Got Its Buttocks — May 17, 2011

Naughty by Nature — March 3, 2011

Scientific American

Bering in Mind

One Last Goodbye: The Strange Case of Terminal Lucidity — November 25, 2014

The Original Cupid Was a Sociopath — February 14, 2014

Are Straight Women and Gay Men “Natural Allies”? An Evolutionary Account — January 1, 2014

Ian Stevenson’s Case for the Afterlife: Are We ‘Skeptics’ Really Just Cynics? — November 2, 2013

Of Cultures Destroyed by Western Sexual Exploitation and Violent Religious Prudery — September 24, 2013

Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome: Men Who Think They Are Pregnant with Dogs — November 15, 2011

God's little rabbits: Religious People Out-Reproduce Secular Ones by a Landslide — December 22, 2010

Being Suicidal: What It Feels Like to Want to Kill Yourself — October 20, 2010

An Ode to the Many Evolved Virtues of Human Semen — September 22, 2010

Laughing Rats and Ticklish Gorillas: Joy and Mirth in Humans and Other Animals — August 3, 2010

One Reason Why  Humans Are Special and Unique: We Masturbate. A lot — June 22, 2010

Other Writings

The New York Times: My Cloistered Teenage Soul — October 16, 2013