RE: Re[4]: Metarationality (was: JOIN: Alden Streeter)

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Mon Aug 26 2002 - 21:25:08 MDT

> Monday, August 26, 2002, 9:01:13 PM, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> BG> Hallucinogens don't MAKE anyone creative, but they have definitely,
> BG> in some cases, helped people to break through psychological barriers
> BG> and manifest more of the creativity they already had inside them.
> On an Intelligence Augmentation note, could hallucinogens, Yoga, etc.
> be used to unlock other potentialities of the brain?
> I'm thinking of 'talents' such as the math skills of some "idiot
> savants" and the various perceptual skills displayed by autistics.
> --
> Cliff

Could be, but I've not heard of such cases...

I don't doubt such drugs are *possible*, though, eventually...

Unfortunately, the science of psychopharmacology does not progress all that
fast, due to legal issues, and due to the intrinsic difficulties of
experiments on humans...


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