[ExI] exciting paint, was: RE: freedom threatened
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Mon Dec 19 20:38:30 UTC 2016
From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Will Steinberg
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Subject: Re: [ExI] exciting paint, was: RE: freedom threatened
On Dec 19, 2016 14:19, "Adrian Tymes" <atymes at gmail.com <mailto:atymes at gmail.com> > wrote:
Agreed. The risk of long-lasting damage is too great.
>… Psychedelics have been shown to assuage end-of-life anxiety in terminal disease patients. If psychedelics don't freak out people who are DYING…
Hey, I see an area of agreement: for terminal patients, go for it! If I am terminal and I can see the end of the road coming, then I will use that stuff. Or perhaps not, but in those circumstances, I might give it a try. Not now.
> ….I won't harangue, but these chemicals do just what a lover of nature and science wishes a chemical existed to do--and they do exist. It's an awful, awful waste of mind potential to forgo them…
Ja the risk of wasted potential is a risk I am willing to take. Were I Peter Parker, I would say my spidey sense is tingling whenever the notion arises. I will consider it once the local medic tells me she can do no more for me.
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