[ExI] fun essay by penn jillette
sjatkins at mac.com
Fri Aug 19 19:45:25 UTC 2011
On 08/19/2011 10:52 AM, Dave Sill wrote:
> Speaking of mass-market entertainment, I happened to catch a movie
> called "Limitless" about a guy who takes a new super nootropic drug.
> It was entertaining and unpredictable--at least to my unenhanced and
> rather limited intellect.
I loved that movie. Given such a drug with its dangers in the movie I
would certainly take it on the grounds that the increase in ability
would likely be sufficient to perfect the drug or otherwise avoid the
dangers. Of course the FDA and its kin would have a fit over such a
drug. Which is why I periodically mention we need the freedom or a
strong enough underground of competent chemists and other specialists to
move forward regardless of political process and governmental decisions.
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