Monthly Archives: April 2019

The barbarian myth, an inverted St. George story

St. George is the prototype of the familiar European story where the knight sallies forth from the city to the wilderness to kill the dragon and save the princess. The popular legend of Saint George’s fight with the dragon is … Continue reading

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Blockheads #7: Resistance

Yeah, I know the numbering is borked. I’ll fix it up tomorrow night. The one that was number 8 before is gonna be relabeled as a one-off (without a number), and the old number 7 will be the new number … Continue reading

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How dopamine drives solipsism in insulated elites

Ran across this important piece of the puzzle in an unexpected place. Power, Empathy, and Chameleons Take a moment right now—and if there’s someone in the room with you, politely request thirty seconds of his or her time. Then ask … Continue reading

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Meandering thoughts on humanistic therapy

Inspired by a semi-anonymous Discord comment: what frustrates me about the mainstream talk around depression in my Depressed Woman Cohort is that it very much focuses on self-care, living moment to moment, “sorry about your bad brains/deep spiritual anguish, hang … Continue reading

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Invalidation of the race argument for neanderthal intelligence

A couple of days ago, I summarized Lord Baron King-Man Michael Woodley of Menie’s description of Holocene eugenics like so: tl;dr- Human genetic intelligence has been trending upward for 10,000 years or so, probably due to the positive feedback effect … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

I’m celebrating by watching a bootleg copy of Passion of the Christ in my apartment, then I’m going to have lunch at an older coworker’s house along with a couple of Chinese exchange students. If that doesn’t represent the absolute … Continue reading

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Holocene eugenics

Thanks to the anonymous moonman for finding Lord Baron King-Man Michael Woodley of Menie’s JewTube: tl;dr- Human genetic intelligence has been trending upward for 10,000 years or so, probably due to the positive feedback effect of navigating and creating increasingly … Continue reading

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