Re: REAL TEST - Smart Drugs/Supplement Information

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 00:11:08 -0700 (PDT)

> Any of these test would identify any smart drug effects, however it seems to
> me that the measure we would be looking for can be established by comparing
> markers for intelligence before supplementation - to after supplementation.
> Otherwise, how do we know if Jack is "naturally" a coordinated person while
> Jill has always been a bit bovine. Or that, Jill is endowed with innate
> capabilities in memory, or photographic memory, while Jack's recollection
> techniques are stimulated more by audio?

The test methods available will depend on the sample space. Predispostions
can be factored out mathematically after the data are gathered--no need to
do before and afters--in fact that will bias the results of those who
might find or invent some reason to believe which group they are in.

And here's an important point: if we do generate enough interest to do
something, and get a good sample base, we should STOP TALKING about the
possible protocols of the experiment in public. Those who will be out
of the sample set--the experimenters, helpers, data collectors, and
advisors--should discuss the protocol among themselves privately where
the subjects can't hear, so they won't have any expectations.

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