Re: Space exploration, molecule for

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 05 Nov 1996 17:32:15 -0500

Ian Goddard wrote:
> This post of Tracy Harms is just too good:
> > Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 10:37:31 -0700
> > From: (Tracy Harms)
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: It is by caffeine alone ...
> >
> > Robert Anton Wilson once noted that the historical expansion of European
> > imperialism can be described as the conquest of the world by caffeine
> > addicts. Take European culture, add caffeine, and the next thing you know
> > they's EVERYWHERE!
> >
> > Now if we could just figure out the applicable molecule to stimulate
> > a similar pattern in space exploration...
> IAN: That molecule already exists. See the works of Timothy Leary,
> a strong proponent of space exploration, both external and internal.
> However, people with big sticks are payed to track down and destroy
> the space exploration molecule and all who posses it. Indeed,
> this keeps the serfs and their minds "down to Earth."

Well, I can admit I'm still a big time esspresso addict (thanks a lot
Seattle!), and between that and Sci-Fi like Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
and their book "Fallen Angels" (as well as great psycholibertarianism
like RAW & Leary), I believe I've developed the space drive that will
get us there, so caffiene is still the drug of choice for advancing
civilization....... make mine a double tall skinny latte!!!!