Open Thread, 9/7/2013

By Razib Khan | September 8, 2013 2:00 am

I hope we don’t bomb Syria. El Yucateco XXXtra Hot Kutbil-ik Mayan Style Habanero Hot Sauce is delicious.

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  • Robert Ford

    idk i watch a lot of gore, like, kids gurgling blood and people with their face shot off by Assad’s henchmen, etc. so it makes me kinda want to bomb him. I thought they may right when this started – it was so bad even back then. and it may not do anything but at least it sends a message. i don’t really even like muslims in general but no one deserves *that.*
    i don’t think one can truly be an informed person without watching a lot of gore.

    • GuestOfGuests

      FSA and el assad’s shabi7a are pretty much identical on the cruelty scale (the latter are a bit more sadistic as they enjoy playing with their victims before killing them slowly & painfully).

      There’s also very little, if any difference between the two from a political standpoint.

      It’s an uncivil war, here’s my say: Let the best man win.

      It’s Iran you wanna be striking if you plan on slowing down terrorism.

      “i don’t think one can truly be an informed person without watching a lot of gore.”

      As of mine.

      • Robert Ford

        i think we still owe him from way back in ’11. it’s the principle of the matter to me.

        • GuestOfGuests

          Oh, but you owe him much more than just that…

  • lubman

    Hi Razib, great fan of your blog, I’m currently reading “Cro-magnon” by Brian Fagan, which came out in 2010 but is already somewhat outdated because there was evidence yet as of time of writing about Neanderthal – Cro-Magnon interbreeding, but otherwise it’s a great overview. But one intriguing hypothesis he mentions that I was not aware of is of the “singing neanderthals”.


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