Re: Fast-acting 5-HTP supplementation for accute despair

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sun Jul 16 2000 - 05:48:08 MDT

So, I really want to understand this...

You appear to be saying: tampering with the serotenergic system(s) is
not OK, but sticking with the dice that were/are rolled by your genes,
your perinatal circumstances, your diet... this is somehow guaranteed to
be Extropic.

Am I reading this correctly? It sounds really odd to me.

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> For those of you who may have joined the Extropians list recently, I'd
> just like to repeat my warning about tampering with the serotenergic
> systems: It may reduce your intelligence, blunt your creative edge, and
> otherwise screw up your mind.
> This warning based on personal experience, plus some post-facto
> rationalization and generalization.
> Besides, severe depression is good for you.
> Yours,
> Eliezer.
> --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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