Monday, January 23, 2006
music: Theme from Seinfeld
colors: blue black white
mood: just fine
thoughts: Albert Hofmann, the man who discovered LSD, just turned 100.
They had a symposium in his honor in Basel, Switzerland. Many of the people who turned up, including quite a few well-known scientists and engineers, said that LSD has helped them come up with solutions for difficult problems. Hmm.
An especially interesting quote: "During the 1950s and 1960s, LSD was found to be a promising tool for psychiatry and psychotherapy and was studied by the CIA as a potential interrogation weapon. It was criminalized after it escaped from the lab to be widely embraced by the youth culture."
Oh, the youths are doing it? And they're starting to think for themselves (see spirit of American common-sense in previous blog)? Looks like we have a problem....
Don't misunderstand, I believe it's very important that it be used in a safe and reasonably controlled manner, and find this quote from Dr. Andrew Sewell to be spot on: "Most problems with LSD occur when users take an unknown dose they don't feel comfortable with, in an uncontrolled setting, without supervision to shield them from dangerous situations."
"I think that in human evolution it has never been as necessary to have this substance LSD," said Hofmann. "It is just a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be."
let there be liberty