Thursday, 13 December 2007

Psychedelic drugs and The Path To Creativity?

The other day while I was reading some stuff about PCR (Polymerase chain Reaction) which is a technique used in molecular Biology (people with medical or biological background or CSI fans are familiar with it)
The thing is that it is a very famous invention that revolutionized Genetics and Cloning, while reading about its history its inventor or creator Karry mullis who won a Nobel Prize in 1993 for this Idea admits that he would have never come up with this idea without Taking LSD and Psychedelic drugs!!! Which he says opened new dimensions in creativity for him.
According to Karry he says I used to see the molecules as if I'm betwwen them!!
LSD is a drug that belongs to a class of drugs called Psychedelics these whic include the magic mushrooms also, Because these agents were originally extracted from mushrooms at he beggining!!
I got so interested that got a link to a documentary about LSD and other Psychedelics that reports that this drug was actually legal till the end of the 60’s and its recreational abuse was in parallel with the The hippie subculture during that time and all this cultural and anti war revolution that happened during this period was related to LSD!! and some even claim that the government prohibited it becsause of these events while at the same time some scientists even reported some theraputic usage for it like stopping alcohol and heroin addiction!!!!
Other people Claim that most of Microsoft’s Programmers who started the company were also using psychedelics!!

Prestegious University Professors and scientists also admit taking the drug!!
There is Also reports that the CIA had also A secret project called t MKULTRA which used to test the effect of LSD on diiferent classes in the society and meassure hoe it affects their creativity!!
I mean could this drug which was prohibited before it’s has been regularly tested be one of the drugs that could prove to be of theraputic application!!!??
While it is currently thrown in the Bin!!
No Wonder they're Called Magic Drugs!! HEHE

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