I have had this post (or at least the idea for it) in my mind for a while now. It seems that due to my procrastination, I have been trumped by The Daily Caller’s latest reporter. In a recent post (and some earlier ones) Chuck Rudd (GL Piggy) expresses his distaste for White-nationalists and “anti-Semites” sparking a discussion on those terms. I figured if I did not start the parade, at least I can join it, so here is my two (fiat currency) cents worth. [at least give me credit for cramming so many clichés into one sentence.]
Archive for the ‘Random Thoughts’ Category
Many dissatisfied with the current social order consider dropping out or withholding their best effort, going Galt in the evocative phrase of the moment. Others, even if not completely happy, wish to enjoy the fruits of full participation in society. For them, going Galt may not be the preferred option. If you cannot (or do not want to) go Galt, you can always follow the line of another fictional character: Rhett Butler.
It is popular to talk of the debate (or even “battle”) between science and religion. I am not sure they are really that much at odds. In some ways they are both looking for truth, or at least some description of our reality. Is the belief in a “creator” really much worse than the belief (by some) of superstrings and dark matter (or any other currently unprovable theory)?
Rather than attempt to fight an unwinnable battle, I want to consider the ways in which what science knows is similar to what religion preaches.
The recent Occupy Wall Street and the earlier Tea Party have both generated plenty of discussion. In both cases, their aims are less than perfectly clear. This lack of clarity stems from their diffuse nature. Each group contains many sub-groups. However, both represent a certain populist outcry. What would a populist manifesto look like? I will attempt to list elements that might be part of such a manifesto.
It is a frequent complaint of the Internet that everyone complains (I do believe there is an irony there if you care to look), but no one offers solutions.
While I consider them more ideas than “solutions,” I offer them to quell the complaining masses.
Just about every reputable source rejects Lysenkoism, belief in the transmission to offspring of environmentally acquired traits.
This less reputable source suggests a potential pathway for such transmission.
It all started when Citizen Renegade posted on the heartbreaking decline of Female beauty with age. Sibling of Daedalus replied with her post marking the decline in male beauty. While it was, no doubt a good excuse to post pictures of handsome men for her girl readers, it also was a mischievous attempt to undercut the wisdom of the maxim that women age like milk, while men age like wine.
This post is not going to argue to obvious truth of the milk/wine comparison, but instead look at why it is true.
On a recent Roissy thread, Aoefe wondered if she might be a high T woman (I surmised that she was not). In formulating my reply (in moderation as I type) I became inspired to write this post, something I have had at the back of my mind for a long while.
It seems axiomatic in the PUAsphere that testosterone is the wonder drug that puts the Alpha in Alpha male. While I do not doubt testosterone’s usefulness to the Alpha male, I believe there is a more important substance. Indeed, I believe that dopamine is the true alpha drug.
At a young age, we learn that we have five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. What if we had more?
Various writers have spilt a fair bit of ink writing about Obama’s personality. Some have claimed that his great skill is to make others feel that he is just like them. Perhaps that part is true because my contribution to the Obama psychoanalysis is to claim that he is more like me than perhaps any other US president.