Re: Psychedelic singularities (was Test Scores (was Causality))

Max More (
Sat, 14 Dec 1996 09:07:05 -0700 (MST)

At 05:21 AM 12/14/96 -0500, Lyle wrote:
>I'm just trying to be realistic about what happened to me. I think it is
>possible for most people to recover from acid. But I think it is
>something to be recovered from, not something that gives us strength.
>I don't know of anybody whose test scores went *up* after taking acid.
>I'm not saying this never happens -- all drugs affect different people in
>different ways -- but I never heard of it happening.

I know of someone who says that took the SAT while on a *small* dose of acid
(a quarter tab I believe) and got *better* scores than they achieved the
previous time straight. Of course, this isn't necessarily evidence against
your general proposition about long term effects.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute, Editor, Extropy,
(310) 398-0375