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From: "John de Rivaz" <>
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Subject: Re: Expanding the mind of Scott Badger
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 12:13:41 -0000

> Message #25295
> From: "Basie" <>
> Subject: Expanding the mind of Scott Badger
> Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 18:58:51 -0500
> One's brain has a lot of unused capacity. Perhaps endless.  If you want to
> expand it you don't have to wait for silicon inplants. You can do it right
> now with LSD or Magic mushrooms. Why wait?

I would suspect that these substances work by **contracting** the facilities
within the brain to produce their effects. You can see a pretty image by
looking down a kaleidoscope, but it doesn't expand your view of the world.
If you walked about looking through a kaleidoscope you would soon crash into
something.  This is why it is inadvisable to operate machinery or drive
whilst you are abusing your brain this way.

"Substance abuse" may make slight but permanent and cumulative damaging
changes. Considering the authorities' attitude to it, it may be unwise to
discuss it in any detail on cryonics groups -- we have enough trouble with
authority systems which benefit from people dying as it is.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz:  http://John.deRivaz.com for websites including
Cryonics Europe, Longevity Report, The Venturists, Porthtowan, Alec Harley
Reeves - inventor, Arthur Bowker - potter, de Rivaz genealogy,  Nomad .. and

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