Some Poster: If you liked Doc Brown’s house in “Back to the Future”, it was designed by the Greene & Greene brothers. Their style has similar wood crafted interiors. In later years, their team included the work of John and Peter Hal, Swedish brothers who were wood workers. Their homes also had subtle Asian and Spanish influences. Do an image search for “Greene & Greene”
Alex J.: I think when Moldbug talks about America being a communist country, at least half of what he is saying is “Consider my idiosyncratic definition of communism.” Maybe Alexander doesn’t intend this, but if people can be persuaded that mutable biology is important, they’re one step closer to acknowledging the importance of genetic biology.
Toddy Cat: “an independent, democratic, pro-US, pro-Israel, Arab state.” The belief that such a thing could exist at this moment in history is a sufficient comment on the policy.
Space Nookie: I’m pretty sure one of the themes of Brave New World is the use of “biology” to transform human beings into bio-robots that love their servitude.
Space Nookie: Sigh, the real story is the collapse of the Iraqi army and the resulting power vacuum, with the Baghdad government effectively captured by Iran, and Kurdistan as a newly independent state with ethnic-territorial designs on Turkey, Syria, both Shiite and Sunni Iraq, and Iran. And for some reason, the US media prefers to exaggerate the threat posed by ISIS rather than examine the total failure of Washington’s 10-year, trillion-dollar adventure to make Iraq into an independent,...
Cassander: SOCOM already has a small fixed wing air force that operates ac-130s and a wide variety of drones. Since SOCOM is still rapidly growing, I expect that this force too will be expanding soon.
Alrenous: It would be ironic if salt actually lowers blood pressure and the hypertensives were self-medicating.
Toddy Cat: I’m not sure about me, but it does seem that Alexander is using the words differently than most people do when they talk about society and biology. Most people wouldn’t consider taking an iron supplement as an example of “mutable biology”. When someone on the Right says that biology is fixed, by “biology” they don’t mean lack of iron or protein or lead exposure or something, and Scott knows it. It’s the same reason I had problems with Moldbug...
Aretae: Well, the idea that solving social problems is basically impossible doesn’t seem to be false from where I sit. Whereas, we’ve had a lot of success solving biological problems: lead, malnutrition, etc. Are you using the words differently than Scott is?
Dan Kurt: Biden, Biden! Look at his history. Are you sure you want him to lead. I grew up in Pennsylvania which is close to Biden’s stomping grounds. Did you know or remember what he was before he got into politics. He was the notorious Lawyer for the Deleware Teamsters, OKA the Mafia. He probably knows where Hoffa is located. Dan Kurt