In 2016, then-doctoral candidate Joe Velikovsky published his Ph.D thesis "Twenty-Four Open Problems In The Movie Screenwriting Domain", which was based on David Hilbert's 23 Mathematical Problems from 1900. An expanded version of the original idea appears on his website with forty-three items. Joe's work is extraordinary, in an
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Edmund Burke's idea of representative democracy, of MPs forming their own judgments, has collapsed and come to its end; our attorneys think themselves our rulers. It's successor, the era of direct democracy, via technology, has arrived. "The building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are
There are thousands of articles teaching you how to recognise if you're in a relationship with a narcissist. But what if you could identify the chameleon disguise beforehand so you never got dragged in? Narcs are amazingly skilled at hiding their nature. One in twenty people suffers NPD; one twenty-five
It seems, in order to be lionized in the social sciences, one must be fixated on raping children, subverting one's culture to dissolution, or misrepresenting obscurantist pseudoscience as fact. The staggering effort to rehabilitate one of the most grotesque figures of the last century as a compassionate messianic visionary of
Until the 2010s, chemists like Papa Shulgin and others had to take random guesses at new molecules in a highly-labour-intensive process which could take years. It was paper, and pen. And imagination. In the age of networking cloud computing, machine-learning (ML) can create thousands of suggestions in a matter of
What few mention about the mantra "our successes are private, but our failures are public", is its dual face: anonymity and mythos function as a useful way of avoiding scrutiny. Distracting from your failures by claiming it's wrong to judge without seeing your successes isn't helpful, for the simple reason
You probably haven't heard of Operation Hydrant. Why? It's an honest and interesting question you need to ask. It's the official police investigation into people of "public prominence" accused of serious sexual crimes, set up in 2014. What you definitely don't know is the numbers. Take a deep breath. You're
You've met someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), aka emotional dysregulation, or "borderline psychotic". 95% of the time, it's a girl. You know the one. She keyed his car; screwed two different guys on a coke binge; has Daddy issues. She goes from ultra-obsessed, through to disgust, via desperate pleas
By all metrics, there is a serious and harrowing crisis of women's mental health, and not simply due to the Covid pandemic or social media usage. When you start to put some of these pieces together, you notice something: there's biological correlation. The evidence for causation isn't apparent, but nobody
Regular readers will know ending up on this page as a "curious case" never bodes well. Following in the footsteps of humble martyrs everywhere, agent provocateur Lauren Southern recently produced a feature film-length (!) mea culpa / apologia / auto-ethanography - detailing the conspiracy against her by a raving hive of narcissistic adult
Amazon recently bought MGM, the last old-school studio in Hollywood. We're now in the laps of Big Tech: the kind of people who describe Friday night at The Pictures as "content". Our future as it currently stands is studios and production companies being commissioned to produce stale, woke garbage for
Sexual revolution, as Marcuse noted, always precedes political revolution, because sexuality is the fastest, surest way to derange people. As the basic instinct of life itself, its power is formidable, and its deracination underwrites social collapse. Disrupt it, and it has a catastrophic waterfall effect on almost everything else downstream.
If lesbian feminist Marxists organising Maoist riots and embezzling millions of dollars from white liberal women into property wasn't weird enough for you already, it turns out the whole thing was Occult religious rite. According to public conversations, BLM's founders are priestesses of a nutty West African religion named Ifa.
There is a historical term for "cancel culture" and the angry desecration of tradition by a subset of radicals with familiar beliefs: Maoism. Every abusive communist uprising has been suffixed with the rallying call of "justice" for a century. This time it's emerged from sociology anLd based around social issues,
The coordinated attacks on Joe Rogan have ended up providing a fascinating look into how they are organised. Through a layered maze of obscure, opaque front organisations, political operatives launder curated material designed to spread calumny which will colour the public's opinion of someone and ensure it cannot be traced
In January 2022, Twitter removed a damning thread by a Silicon Valley insider which received such enormous blowback the shockwave lasted for days. Pseudonymous user Hazard Harrington, who claims to work within FAANG, narrated his view on the industry situation. It's a partisan account, but it's one we all recognise