Monthly Archives: September 2017

Archetype spiraling

A while back Ophiuchus said that melonheads are teh real autistes, except that they’re only autistic about the importance of hierarchy. It was one of those things that I didn’t see until somebody said it out loud, and then I … Continue reading

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The first step

In order to figure out where you need to start, you need to know where you are. The first step in fixing your problems, in a broad sense, is to identify them as first-world, second-world, or third-world problems. I used … Continue reading

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Examples of amoral tribalists, amoral racists, etc.

Office hours are off for the time being because my living situation is changing. When/if they are back on they will probably be from 5 PM to 6 PM, and I’ll be hiding somewhere around the office. This is some … Continue reading

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Amoral familism, generalized to explain Jewish support of Muslim immigration

Amoral familism – Social action persistently oriented to the economic interests of the nuclear family. In a controversial account of poverty in a village in southern Italy (The Moral Basis of a Backward Society, 1958), Edward C. Banfield argued that … Continue reading

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Speculative phrenology of solipsism

Solipsism syndrome refers to a psychological state in which a person feels that the world is not external to his or her mind. Periods of extended isolation may predispose people to this condition. In particular, the syndrome has been identified … Continue reading

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Analysis of origin myths

I’d like to extend the edenic idea of phenotypal origin myths into a form of analysis. Recall: Identity groups continually advocate the reenactment of their origin myths. Christians advocate reenactment the early church, American conservatives advocate reenactment of the American … Continue reading

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Self-rating on success strategies

Scott Adams has this good idea that I want to generalize: Adams has analyzed his rise to the top of his profession as well as the lives of other successful individuals. The result is the Adams success formula: “Every skill … Continue reading

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