Month: July 2018

INTERVIEW: Justin Murphy #WeirdPoliticalTheory

For the past several months, I’ve been drawn to a cluster of Twitter users who employ the #CaveTwitter hashtag, which has led me down a rabbit hole of some of the funniest, strangest, and smartest discussions in social media. “Weird Political Theory” might be the most apt descriptor for this particular corner of online life,

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A Startup Backed by Peter Thiel has Churned Out 20,000 Doses of Magic Mushrooms, and is Making More: Compass Pathways, which is based in London and boasts an advisory board of esteemed scientists, is cranking out psilocybin to study the compound in people with depression. … So far, Compass claims it has made two 250-gram

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JORDAN PETERSON Justin Murphy examines who Jordan Peterson‘s followers are and finds that many of them are Trump supporters: …Peterson is an undeniable intellectual master of the most authentic kind. What this means is that genuinely educated progressives who are opposed to Trump need (if they are serious and sincere) to go through Peterson and

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Michael Siebert: Linkola, Montana …The forces of industrialization and production will always collide with conservation and environmentalism. That schism will only widen as the terms become more dire; those who are committed to a lifestyle of solitude in the nature world will be forced to pick a side before long. All the pieces are in

Great Poetry: the GK Chesterton Edition

The Last Hero by GK Chesterton The wind blew out from Bergen from the dawning to the day, There was a wreck of trees and fall of towers a score of miles away, And drifted like a livid leaf I go before its tide, Spewed out of house and stable, beggared of flag and bride.

Great Prose: the Jean Baudrillard Edition

From Jean Baudrillard‘s book “America“: There is nothing to match flying over Los Angeles by night. A sort of luminous, geometric, incandescent immensity, stretching as far as the eye can see, bursting out from the cracks in the clouds. Only Hieronymus Bosch‘s hell can match this inferno effect. The muted fluorescence of all the diagonals:

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Christopher DeGroot:  The Intellectual Dark Web’s Unwise Center: Certainly the nationalisms and populisms that we are now seeing are closer to classical conservatism than is the liberal neoconservatism that has long been the norm in America. It is interesting that, so far as I know, except for Jordan Peterson, nobody in The Intellectual Dark Web

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LINKS Atlas Obscura: Ghost Dunes on Mars IT’S NOT A GREAT IDEA to sunbathe on Mars. But if you really wanted to, and you lived a few billion years ago, we now know where you might have gone. In a recent study in the Journal of Geophysical Research, planetary geomorphologist Mackenzie Day and astrobiologist David

TWittER AggReGAtioN 07.04.18

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FLAGS Via Slate Star Codex: A Reddit page devoted to somnivexillology, the study of flags that appear in dreams. NIETZSCHE  3 a.m. Magazine interview with Keith Ansell-Pearson on Nietzsche: Nietzsche holds that the first philosophers on the planet, figures such as Heraclitus or Empedocles, were outsiders and abnormalities and they fashioned what he calls new