[ExI] Making a billion people smarter on the cheap.

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 11:03:51 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 11:06 PM, Belva Plain <sockpuppet99 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> but iodizing salt sounds like a good way to go for people whose diets
> include salt.

Marginal point, I remember to have been surprised once that "salt" as
in "salt and pepper" is both the most ancient and widespread drug in
human history.

While it does not have any psycholectic effect to speak of, its
addition to food and some beverages does not correspond to any actual
physiological requirement, and yet its use extends across all human
cultures and history (and beyond: see the chimp "technology" of
washing potatoes in sea water).

Stefano Vaj

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