Re: The Second American Civil War

Hara Ra (
Wed, 01 Jan 1997 00:13:21 -0800

Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:
> I've been convinced that drugs are evil. <snip> Have you ever read O'Rourke's
> description of a crack neighborhood? It reads like a description of
> Hell. In fact, as an SF reader, I have to say that there are quite a
> few Hells - and not lighthearted ones either - where I would rather be,
> as myself, than in a crack neighborhood as a denizen. Niven and
> Pournelle's "Inferno" comes to mind, or the concentration camps of the
> Holocaust. The worst that can happen is that you die a horrible,
> painful death.
Sigh. Your syllogism goes:

Crack is a Drug
Crack is Evil
Ergo, Drugs are Evil

Your bias insults your intelligence.

What about using psychedelics for inner exploration?
What about medical marijuana?
What about asprin?

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