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physical-world-phriday

Fridays will be my off-the-laptop day. All those never-quite-gotten-to to-do’s in the Physical World… Friday will be their day to come front-and-center.

Axon Labs

I decided I wanted Smart Drug Smarts to create products of its own — things that I wanted, I would use, I would trust, and I could fully endorse — from the standpoint of sound science, and also of safe, rigorously-tested manufacturing processes.

Jesse-after-haircut

Some thoughts on physical health, the Mind-Body Problem, and mistaking myself for someone else after a haircut.

new-normal

You, me, and everyone we know, falls under this impending, theoretical threat.  Even those of us who are using cognitive enhancers (those currently available) — we’re still a part of the “home team,” compared to those upgraded rascals from 2020, or 2030, or 2045, and whatever brain-enhancers they’re  using to eventually disenfranchise the biological “normals.”

mdma

How would you feel if Pfizer or Dow Chemicals or Merck invented a substance that could chill out the police a bit?  Not impair them functionally, but change their minds, maybe change the way they see the world…  And reduce their impulse toward violence.

OD-Edition

Overdose Editions are bonus episodes for those of you who like Smart Drug Smarts enough to carry it around in your pocket, and allocate some precious icon-space on your smart phone screen.

Alexander-Cautionary-Tale

Alexander was an amazing guy who truncated his own epoch-making career for the love of one too many tankards of unwatered Grecian wine. If the author’s propositions are correct – and he paints a darned compelling picture – isn’t it worth considering the moral of the life of one of the most venerated humans in all world history?

spiral-of-life-shell

A few of us are now making major life decisions on the assumption that the Circle of Life, long coiled like a packed spring, is about to warp out at the end, arcing off into uncharted territory.

starving

If inconveniencing myself in a painful-but-not-overtly-dangerous way can, very possibly, keep me from dying from something that a whopping proportion of the population dies of, that’s pretty great.

sds-loves-charlie-hebdo

“How can we prevent attacks by Islamic extremists on journalists?” is legitimate question. But legitimate in the same way that swatting a mosquito is a legitimate reflex, but of little result if you built your house in a subtropical swamp.

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