Monthly Archives: January 2016

Big problem in Aeolitalk

For a long time I’ve been absolutely convinced of the fact that the introverts have higher blood flow to the rearward parts of the brain during introspective periods. This is 180 degrees backward and incorrect– the blood flow is increased … Continue reading

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Some things don’t change

Hopefully the researchers have more sense than the reporters. The scene was a lagoon on the shore of Lake Turkana in Kenya. The time about 10,000 years ago. One group of hunter-gatherers attacked and slaughtered another, leaving the dead with … Continue reading

Posted in anthropology, edenism | 8 Comments

Repost: Speculations on antediluvian melonhead religion

I got linked on some muggle blog so I now have to scare off the normies before they get hurt :-P. Or maybe it’s that I don’t have the time or energy to write up a proper post, but I … Continue reading

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Meanwhile

The most feral generation of black youths ever conceived is waiting out the cold, and you can bet this summer will be ten times worse. Go ahead and bet everything you own, you’re doing it anyway whether you like it … Continue reading

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Tags

I’m slowly proceeding with a New Year’s project of sorting old posts into categories. Here are the ones I’m intending to use as of today. anthropology AS/HFA blather current events drugs economics edenism Game genius history intelligence just for lulz … Continue reading

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Emotional empathy = cognitive empathy * anxiety

Where “cognitive empathy” is the new term for what I’ve simply been calling empathy: theory of mind that predicts the other person’s state correctly. This seems to be primarily a function of mirror neurons. Contrast with projection: theory of mind … Continue reading

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Drugs, synesthesia, rambling

I asked Rime to share his thoughts on my marijuana experience, and it turns out I’m not alone. Well, you came damn near close to an ego death of some sort. [Ed: Wouldn’t surprise me at all. I was there.] … Continue reading

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