So what are you physicists' opinions on psychedelic drugs?

In summary, the conversation discusses the idea that a physicist may be more inclined to see through government and mainstream media propaganda due to their curious and analytical mindset. It also suggests that a physicist may be more open to the use of psychedelic substances to explore their mind. However, the topic is not allowed and the use of illegal drugs is not condoned.
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I think many people would expect that a physicist is more inclined than the average guy in the street to be able to see through the propaganda/fear-mongering of the government & mainstream media. Also it's reasonable to think that someone well versed in physics is going to have an curious mind and not be satisfied with taking the world/reality at face value.

With this said, I'd suspect that a physicist might be more accepting of the use of psychedelic substances to explore/expand/amaze his or her mind. So what are your opinions on the subject? Do you approve or not? Do you partake of them yourself? If so, have you got any interesting stories to tell of journeys into the universe between your ears?
 
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jeebs, jeebs, jeebs. You're an old timer, you should know we don't allow this kind of discussion of doing illegal drugs.
 
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Furthermore, even if it were on a different topic, well, let's just say that if Perry Mason were to read that, the first words out of his mouth would be "Objection! Assumes facts not in evidence."
 

Related to So what are you physicists' opinions on psychedelic drugs?

1. What is the general consensus among physicists about psychedelic drugs?

The general consensus among physicists is that the use of psychedelic drugs can provide valuable insights and experiences, but should be approached with caution and in a controlled setting.

2. Are there any specific studies or research being conducted on the effects of psychedelic drugs by physicists?

Yes, there are ongoing studies and research being conducted by physicists on the effects of psychedelic drugs on the brain and consciousness. These studies aim to better understand the potential benefits and risks of using these drugs.

3. How do physicists view the potential benefits of using psychedelic drugs in scientific and medical research?

Many physicists view the potential benefits of using psychedelic drugs in scientific and medical research as promising. These drugs have shown potential in treating mental health disorders and providing new perspectives for understanding consciousness.

4. Are there any ethical concerns among physicists about using psychedelic drugs in research?

Yes, there are ethical concerns among physicists about using psychedelic drugs in research. These concerns include ensuring the safety and well-being of study participants and obtaining informed consent.

5. What role do physicists see for psychedelic drugs in advancing our understanding of the universe?

Some physicists believe that the altered states of consciousness induced by psychedelic drugs may provide new insights into the nature of reality and the universe. However, this is still a highly debated topic and more research is needed to fully understand any potential connections between psychedelic experiences and physics.

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