Re: Re[2]: Becoming Educated

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 16 Jul 1997 15:33:10 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 15 Jul 1997, Guru George wrote:

> I particularly think his theory about the evolution of human
> intelligence (actually, I would rather say human culture -
> psychedelics are a great way of shaking up the old memes) being
> linked to the use of psychedelic drugs has the ring of truth (see
> 'Food of the Gods').

Does McKenna actually have some evidence for this, or is he also
basing his claim on that it "feels right"? It goes against most
paleontology and what I understand of evolutionary theory.

Besides, isn't savannahs (or coastal areas if you believe in the
aquatic ape theory) very poor in natural psychedelics? How would
McKenna explain that?

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