[ExI] fun essay by penn jillette

Samantha Atkins 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.

- samantha

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