The author was one of America’s foremost racial thinkers, a racial anthropologist, eugenicist, political theorist, and anti-immigration advocate. He wrote more than a dozen books which encompassed topics such as current affairs, history, and race.
This is his only philosophical work which argues for a revival of the Renaissance Humanistic ideal of open rational inquiry rather than prejudiced bigotry, combined with an acceptance of the impartial discoveries of modern science, particularly in the realm of race, IQ, and eugenics.
This, he says, is the only path to true human happiness. “When [man] has grasped the possibility of a richer, fuller, happier life in such an age, the common man will hearken to the voice of reason rather than to the toxin of passionate emotion.”
Chapter I: Our Scientific Age
Chapter II: Our Unscientific Selves
Chapter III: The Perilous Present
Chapter IV: Science and Every-Day Life
Chapter V: The Split in the Camp of Progress
Chapter VI: The Quarrel between “Heart” And “Head”
Chapter VII: Science and Religion
Chapter VIII: The Hope of Science
Chapter IX: Scientific Humanism