National Review's John Derbyshire's gaydar must be in the repair shop, as he turns in a rare, non-homosexual-themed col. The alternative is not much prettier: What starts as a bit about Aldous Huxley quickly turns into a romance about William Sheldon, the crank psychologist who coined the terms endomorph, ectomorph, and mesomorph to describe the basic human body types. Writes the Derb:
[The] entirely plausible theories of William Sheldon are regarded as the lowest, most-disreputable, most-disgraceful kind of pseudoscience, in universities where gibberish flapdoodle like "queer studies," "postcolonial feminist theory," "critical race theory," and "literary deconstruction" are taken with the utmost po-faced seriousness.
Oddly, Derbyshire doesn't spell out much of those "entirely plausible theories," such as that mesomorphs (well-muscled types) were especially prone to crime.