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…

the smell of marijuana is itself good for you

It feels good to go out in nature and breathe the fresh air.  It’s objectively good for our health.  Just breathing the smell of pine trees seems to be good for the immune system.  The smell of pine trees is also a drug that reduces anxiety.  It’s an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. It also increases hippocampal BDNF…

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