Genetic engineer by day expanding noosphere node by night. Synthetic biology, GPCRs, nootropics, qualia research, memes, other weirdness. All posts are in a state of perpetual update, as I try to leverage lower expectations on the first iteration to get something down, and my subsequent egotism about quality to force me to edit into something better.
Ballistic Missile Defense, moving from MAD lose-lose to win-win, non zero-sum games, other shenanigans.
James Simpkin is a college teacher and PhD student at the University of Leeds. His thesis is entitled, “Explaining the Labour’s Ballistic Missile Defense Policy 1997-2010: A Strategic-Relational Approach” , which you can download and read below:
We swear a lot in this one, two salty science bois talking about the struggles of getting a project to work at a school with no money and no oversight. But now we both work big biotech jobs in Boston, so maybe everything worked out. If you want to learn more about iGEM, you can check out their website here:
Lot’s of rambling about kratom, supplements, G-coupled protein receptor (GPCR) signaling, and much more. You can check out Mike the Kratom Guy’s website MassHerbalMarket here: https://massherbalmarket.com/
And if you are interested in the adaptogenic supplement Golden Hour I formulated, you can check it out here: https://flux-odyssey.com/
Jeremy Fox is a licensed counselor, who is an expert in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist, and has treated hundreds of patients. Jeremy has seen spectacular recovery from traumatic events, through this particular modality. Mr. Fox also speaks frequently about the different structures in the brain which control traumatic responses, and understands how PTSD and other anxiety disorders can affect men and women in different ways. Although he does not practice psychedelic therapy, we had a wide ranging conversation which followed up on the REBUS article I discussed earlier with Suspended Reason.
Matt and I discuss Wilhelm Reich, a disciple of Freud who eventually broke away and formed his own theories on psychiatry, the most influential of which was orgastic potency. This was a wild episode, had a lot of fun with it.
We stuck two sessions together, testing the Anchor app stringing function. I think it worked fairly well. Camillo has a really interesting life story as a doctor in South Africa and I learned more about the horrific AIDS epidemic and how much it’s affected every other aspect of health.
Below are the two youtube videos that we recorded, but if you prefer to listen, here is the anchor app podcast link: