“Yay, it’s Monday again!!!” – said literally nobody, ever. I certainly am in no mood to say any such thing, because I’ve spent the last several days fighting some sort of weird throat infection that makes swallowing feel like trying to ingest barbed wire. The antibiotics I am on at the moment, do not seem to be helping. So we shall see where that goes – and, as you can imagine, I am EXTRA grouchy today.
If any of you are in a similar position – my sympathies. Being sick like that is MISERABLE, and having to be sick while facing a full and busy week is even worse.
That being said, miserable Mondays are the reason why the Great Mondaydact Browser Mulcher exists. Today’s instalment comes to you via a rather interesting long-form interview between Midnight’s Edge and one Graham Hancock, a journalist that mainstream archaeologists love to dunk on, because they think he’s nuts.
In reality, if you actually examine what he is saying, especially about the possibility of a series of globe-spanning ancient civilisations going back some 20,000 years, which were all destroyed by a colossal, cataclysmic Flood event…
Well, he raises some very fascinating points. And most of them line up very nicely with both the deuterocanonical Book of Enoch, and Genesis 6.
Does that by definition mean he is right? No. It just means he has a point of view that is genuinely interesting, and deserves to be taken seriously, because our own evidence-based methods of examining the archaeology indicate he might be on to something. My own view about Mr. Hancock is: let the evidence speak for itself. That appears to be his attitude too.
Mark Dice points out, in his signature style, the increasing discombobulation of the American ruling class:
The dynamic duo over at Redacted talk to Col. Douglas Macgregor about the outright disaster that is the Khlearly Khollapsing Khatastrophic Khreat Khokholite Khumvee Khounteroffensive:
Jackson Hinkle documents the very real, very horrid, Ukrainian atrocities and war crimes against civilians in Donbass:
Keep in mind, the Ukrainians constantly claim they are fighting to preserve “their” lands – at the same time they are waging a genocidal campaign against the ethnic Russians that live on that very land. This is precisely why we cannot take them seriously – the Ukies are quite literally using neo-Nazis to slaughter civilians.
Also, the beginning of that video explains exactly why the FUSA is F’ed. Americans are wonderful people in a lot of respects and measures, but their parochialism and provincialism is genuinely infuriating. The size of their country is not an excuse – the Russians come from the largest country on Earth, yet, when you talk to them, you will quickly find a level of knowledge and curiosity about the rest of the world that you simply WILL NOT FIND in Amerikhastan.
Not only that, but the Russians are an exceptionally historically-minded people – they understand their history, and that of other countries. Americans do not.
Lord Razor of the Fist Clan has a rather colourful rant to offer in the face of the Goobernor of New Mexico’s idiotic anti-gun decree:
PJW is not impressed by the idiotic Leftist argument that Wakandan and Shitholistani food and flavours are good arguments for bringing in unlimited numbers of them:
I can personally confirm this. While “traditional British cuisine” is bland, stodgy, and thoroughly unimaginative – usually boiled with insufficient salt – European cuisine is incredibly rich and diverse. And, given a thousand years of civilisation and improved hygiene, it isn’t likely to kill you. The same cannot be said of Shitholistani food.
Rulings from the Bench
Judge Nap has had a very busy week, hosting his usual collection of excellent talking heads. We begin, as always, with Col. Douglas Macgregor, discussing the quite bonkers idea of hosting American-led NATO wargames in the Black Sea:
LTC Tony Shaffer talks about the rapid development of the relationship between the Rooskies and the Norks:
I find LTC Shaffer’s ridiculous insistence on Putin’s “thuggishness” tiresome, stupid, and lazy – not to mention, entirely contrary to the actual facts – but otherwise, he is generally on the money.
Maj. Scott Ritter talks about the legacy of 9/11, among other things:
Alistair Crooke offers a diplomat’s view of the irreversible changes now taking place with the international order:
Larry Johnson and Ray McGovern provide a common-sense intelligence panel giving incisive analysis of the extremely parlous state of American UnIntelligence in the modern world:
Дед Сварливый Говорит!
Grandpa Grumpuss grumps, grumpily, about the literal political dementia affecting Western elites, who have NO RESPONSE to the immense, and increasing, Russian lead in hypersonic and other stand-off strike weapons:
Ania Konieczek did a great, if quite glitchy (because shitty internet) with Grumpuss hizzself – you’ll want to skip ahead to about 20min in, when the connection FINALLY stabilises and they can actually talk:
It’s All Greek To Us
The good gentlemen of The Duran are by turns amused and appalled by the Western elites’ refusal to acknowledge the glaringly obvious failure of the Khlearly Khollapsing Khatastrophic Khreat Khokholite Khumvee Khounteroffensive:
The Bald Truth
Brian Berletic of The New Atlas analyses whether the American Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) will make a bucket of spit’s worth of difference to the Banderastan War (spoiler – NO):
Dr. John Campbell is not at all amused by the insistence on yet more Coof not-vaxxes for everyone:
Dr. Suneel Dhand gives a simple and concise explanation for the difference between myocarditis and pericarditis, which are of course rather prominent in the headlines at the moment:
Tha Dizzle and Mike Jones from Inspiring Philosophy have nothing kind to say about the oft-made Izzlamist claim that the Bible supports their assertions about the Ka’aba and Mecca:
Dr. Jay Smith from PfanderFilms and Al-Fadi from CIRA International explain how Abd’ al-Malik was probably the true reason for the curiously late and rather odd compilation of the Koran:
Terrence Popp points out the true and very severe perils of the modern dating market:
Joker from Better Bachelor points out that playing stupid games results in winning stupid prizes:
Midnight’s Edge is doing a fascinating series of videos explaining how and why Bob Iger setup his supposedly hand-picked successor, Bob Chapek, to fail, and actively sabotaged the latter’s efforts to put the House of the Devil Mouse back on track at every turn:
I have to say, Iger comes across as a malignant narcissistic little troll – a MASSIVE Gamma who has made colossal errors of judgement, resulting in the destruction of an entire company’s productive potential.
Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock addresses the increasingly loud rumours of an impending takeover of the House of the Devil Mouse, as the corporate cancer eats away at its legacy:
Gary from Nerdrotic is very happily celebrating the ongoing collapse of Woke Hollywood:
The Drinker looks at the latest Netherflix adaptation of a Japanese manga, which – surprisingly – turns out to be actually kind of good:
Moon explains how Amazog’s The Boys destroyed the M-She-U:
In fact, The Boys succeeds largely because it tones down some of the truly batshit-insane stuff in the original comic series that is its foundation. That comic series is not half as good as a lot of people think it is, but it is still far grittier and more psychologically compelling than anything the Marveltards can think up these days.
Your “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moment of the week continues on from last week’s rather contentious argument for a small Universe, using string theory to argue for a Universe that did NOT go through a “Big Bang”:
There are several reasons why cosmologists think the universe is large. One is the distribution of galaxy clusters. If the universe didn’t extend beyond what we see, the most distant galaxies would feel a gravitational pull toward our region of the cosmos, but not away from us, leading to asymmetrical clustering. Since galaxies cluster at around the same scale throughout the visible universe. In other words, the observable universe is homogenous and isotropic.
A second point is that spacetime is flat. If spacetime weren’t flat, our view of distant galaxies would be distorted, making them appear much larger or smaller than they actually are. Distant galaxies do appear slightly larger due to cosmic expansion, but not in a way that implies an overall curvature to spacetime. Based on the limits of our observations, the flatness of the cosmos implies it is at least 400 times larger than the observable universe.
Then there is the fact that the cosmic microwave background is almost a perfect blackbody. There are small fluctuations in its temperature, but it is much more uniform than it should be. To account for this, astronomers have proposed a period of tremendous expansion just after the Big Bang, known as early cosmic inflation. We have not observed any direct evidence of it, but the model solves so many cosmological problems that it’s widely accepted. If the model is accurate, then the universe is on the order of 1026 times larger than the observable universe.
So given all of this theoretical and observational evidence, how could anyone argue that the universe is small? It has to do with string theory and the swamplands.
Although string theory is often presented as a physical theory, it’s actually a collection of mathematical methods. It can be used in the development of complex physical models, but it can also just be mathematics for its own sake. One of the problems with connecting the mathematics of string theory to physical models is that the effects would only be seen in the most extreme situations, and we don’t have enough observational data to rule out various models. However, some string theory models appear much more promising than others. For example, some models are compatible with quantum gravity, and others are not. So often theorists will define a “swampland” of theories that aren’t promising.
When you separate the promising theoretical lands from the swamp, what you are left with are theories where early cosmic inflation isn’t an option. Most of the inflationary string theory models are in the swampland. This leads one to ask whether you could construct a model cosmology that matches observation without early inflation. Which brings us to this new study.
One way to get around early cosmic inflation is to look at higher-dimensional structures. Classic general relativity relies upon four physical dimensions, three of space and one of time, or 3+1. Mathematically you could imagine a 3+2 universe or 4+1, where the global structure can be embedded into an effective 3+1 structure. This is a common approach in string theory since it isn’t limited to the standard structure of general relativity.
The authors demonstrate that under just the right conditions, you could construct a higher-dimensional structure within string theory that matches observation and avoids the swampland. Based on their toy models, the universe may only be a hundred or a thousand times larger than the observed universe. Still big, but downright tiny when compared to the early inflation models.
All of this is pretty speculative, but in a way so is early cosmic inflation. If early cosmic inflation is true, we should be able to observe its effect through gravitational waves in the somewhat near future. If that fails, it might be worth looking more closely at string theory models that keep us out of the theoretical swamp.
As with everything else in the HOHLEEEEE SAYENCE!!!!!! – let the theory which best fits with the available evidence, win.
Your long read of the week is by Lance Welton, who points out the harsh truths of r/K selection theory with respect to how Blacks prefer butts, and Whites prefer breasts, using actual HOHLEEEE SAYENCE!!!!;
Rushton showed that what he called the “three Big Races” occupy different positions on the r-K spectrum. Northeast Asians are the most K-evolved, Caucasians (a combination of Arabs, Europeans, South Asians, and North Africans) are intermediate, while blacks are the least K-evolved and the most r-evolved.
That model predicted Francis’ and Kirkegaard’s findings in their most recent study. The vast majority of prostitutes reported that blacks had larger penises than whites and that whites had larger penises than East Asians. Blacks were estimated to have the largest testicles and East Asians the smallest. Blacks had relatively little interest in kissing, whereas whites were the most interested.
The authors note that kissing is not a human universal. It is a culturally-based sexual practice. About 70 percent of European societies practice it, as against only 13 percent of African societies.
The evolutionary purpose of kissing seems to be bonding, as well as assessing genetic quality and similarity, with a view to ensuring that the bond with the offspring will be high and they will be strongly adapted to the local environment. But these considerations are less important in a promiscuous and unstable context of “live fast, die young.”
The study also explains how blacks, whites, and Asians differ in their preferences for secondary sex characteristics; i.e., breasts versus buttocks. Blacks prefer the latter, an interest reversed in whites and especially in East Asians.
K-strategists are inclined to bond, the authors suggest, and therefore, make eye-contact during sex. Thus, they would prefer the secondary sexual characteristic that encourages them to do so.
“There are some lines of evidence that breasts may have evolved for strong pair bonding and as part of the human slow life history strategy,” the authors write. “The development of large breasts as secondary sexual characteristics requires men to be attracted to a signal of temporary infertility, in turn possibly requiring long-term pair bonding.”
But blacks, again, are more interested in the posterior of a woman’s anatomy. “A popular stereotype of Black culture suggests that blacks put a greater sexual emphasis on the buttocks rather than breasts,”…
Linkage is good for you:
- Ukrainian cannon fodder are getting increasingly frustrated with the appallingly poor quality of supposedly “world-class Western combined-arms warfare training”;
- Larry Johnson points out the harsh truth that YOOTOOBZ is actively censoring clear evidence of Ukrainian troops using outright Nazi symbols;
- The Russians are not waiting for Microsoft and Google to dominate the chatbot market – their own tech company, Yandex, has built a Russian-language one;
- The Russian government is also looking to provide offshore tax incentives to their own companies, to encourage investment;
- Banderastan’s thoroughly punchable Foreign Minister literally mocked Annalena Dumbock to her face in front of the whole world;
- If you have ever wondered how and why Brolon MuZk is so strangely driven and manic in his behaviour, take a look at his dad, and you’ll figure it out pretty damn fast;
- Dr. Phil Giraldi gives a personal look at the national security state, and the great evil it has wrought in the FUSA;
- Robert Bridge reckons it might be time to implement age limits for American politicians – and, given the evidence, I’d say he’s right;
- “Gender dysphoria” is a lazy, stupid, and incredibly dangerous way for unscrupulous doctors to mutilate and destroy the lives of young people;
- Anyone who thinks we should “believe all WAMMENZES” needs to get real – they are more than capable of filing false rape allegations on a whim;
- The Saudi “sidescraper”, which apparently will cost US$1 TRILLION to build, is actually not a very good idea with respect to liveability and public transportation;
- If you have ever wondered whether a fox-dog hybrid is at all possible – guess what, it is (or was), and actually happened;
- There are a lot of downsides to being a flight attendant, but if you follow a few simple rules, the job can in fact be quite good fun;
And some more from Dawn Pine:
- Most of us hate exams, and many would be happy, in theory, to burn down a school to avoid them – but then someone actually went and kind of did it;
- There is a Daemoncrat candidate in the FUSA who is quite happy to prove the party is all about sex, if not drugs and rock ‘n’ roll;
- A very clever CEO uses AI to basically do her entire job from the beach – which is fine, but then she went and blabbed all about it, which was really dumb;
- If you are willing to put up with Emily Ratajkowski’s inane politically correct nonsense for the sake of her incredible rack and figure, she’ll go out with anyone who will buy her dinner;
- Brandon is well known for lying his geriatric ass off, and even the famously whorish American media is finally beginning to tire of it;
- Gents, we all know this “marriage” thing is a colossal pain, and most of us only want to do it once – so what can we say about a man who did it SEVEN TIMES IN ONE DAY?;
- There is an ancient supervolcano sitting in the FUSA that may hold the largest deposits of lithium on Earth – does anyone want to risk breaking the country literally in half to get it?;
- OK, who had “giant asteroid ready to smash into Earth, so let’s smash something into it first” in the Doomsday Apocalypse Bingo pool for 2029?;
- We all know about “helicopter parents”, but the Japos take it to an extreme, with parents now going on dates to look for marriage partners for their KIDS;
The Neo-Tsar was VERY busy last week, but did his usual outstanding job at the Eastern Economic Forum (Восточный Экономический Форум):
Slayergod Remy aka Mint Blitz reviews an absolutely incredible labour of love by a serious fanatic, who used the HALO 3: ODST mod tools to do a TRUE remaster of the original HALO: Combat Evolved, that looks VASTLY superior to the one 343i officially produced:
Wazzocks gonna wazzock:
Your aminules are adorkable moment of the week:
And also your animals are absolute DICKS moment of the week, to balance things out:
Finally, your meanwhile, in Russia moment of the week:
Gym beast props this week go to Austin Perkins:
Ass-Kicking of the Eight Limbs
They See Me Rollin’…
Axe Me Anything
Livin’ in the Land of the Metal Gods
Rock Out With Your Glock Out
And finally, here is your Instathot to get the week off to the right start. This here is Alesya Blake, originally Russian, of indeterminate age. The only reason she is interesting, really, is because she is the wife of Bournemouth FC (football club) chief executive, Neil Blake, who bought his wife a new Bentley – right when the entire staff of the club had to take big pay cuts to get through Convid.
Let’s just say the players, staff, and fans were NOT amused.
Then again, she does have the looks, generally speaking, to justify the car – in my opinion, of course.
OK, that’s all, boys, back to work now.