totem and taboo and testosterone

The idea that agriculture is the worst disaster to befall the human race isn’t popular, but there’s some support for it. Another anarcho-primitivist idea is that there’s an inherent connection between civilization and patriarchy. In that light, there’s now genetic evidence for a population bottleneck around 8000 years ago, specific to men. The effect was…

i have great news about black pepper and am still black

A previous post was about terpenes in marijuana smoke that complement or counteract the effects of THC. They mostly act at places other than cannabinoid receptors: acetylcholinesterase (pinene), alpha2a adrenergic receptors (myrcene), 5-HT1A receptors (limonene), etc. Beta-caryophyllene is special because it’s a CB2 agonist. It was under-appreciated for a long time, but CB2 receptors are…

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