posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 07:15 PM
Incredibly fascinating interview with Dr. Dennis McKenna (brother of Terence) who is a leading ethnopharmacologist and all around fascinating guy.
Has anyone seen this? His explanation is pretty intruiging and after reading the research he cites i find that it holds together very well. It
basically looks into how the materials we used to build and fuel the human brain over tens of millions of years (i.e. diet) influenced its
development, and how these changes could be passed on through an epigenetic mechanism.
If you change the build materials and fuel of any technology, then its functionality will consequently change as a result. If you build a car out of
cardboard how could you expect it to work right? Biologist catherine milton has found that the materials we build our brains out of has changed out of
all recognition is a very short time.
On average we now get roughly 5% or less of the galaxy of biochemicals that were present for tens of millions of years, influencing gene
transcription, brain activity, hormones, the endocrine systems development, ect ect..
Anyways, apart from explaining that theory in depth Dennis- later in the interview- goes into the bigger cosmological picture and riffs on a lot of
mind blowing ideas that people seem to intuit, but lack the technical or philosophical understanding to ever fully articulate.
Heres the playlist of all the videos from the interview
Definitely worth a listen!