posted on Jun, 4 2014 @ 03:46 PM
a reply to: Josephus
In the same way that the Church should be separated from the State (religion shouldn't inform politics), science should be separated from politics.
If certain compounds improve the human condition, they should be available to be researched. MDMA, psilocybins and one or two others have been
beneficial to people with depression, PTSD and addiction in clinical trials. Not 100% proven, but certainly indicative and encouraging. Such readily
available, potential aids to improve the human condition shouldn't be kicked out of the discussion because some early-20th Century political or
economic judgements need to be upheld in the face of the evidence.
Shulgin has his place in the sub-culture of history and fair play to him. How many more could have made a difference and out of date politics aborted
their chances? I'm not talking about Tim Leery or McKenna, I mean genuine scientific advancements in the treatment of people with psychological
issues that ruin their lives and screw the lives of their kids and families.
Call me an asshole optimist, but I think things are changing for the better. Let serious researchers follow the science and see where it leads.