'Our mastery over the forces of nature has led to a rapid growth of population, and a vast accumulation of wealth; but these have brought with them such an amount of poverty and crime, and have fostered the growth of so much sordid feeling and so many fierce passions, that it may well be questioned, whether the mental and moral status of our population has not on the average been lowered, and whether the evil has not overbalanced the good.'
- Alfred Wallace
"out of sight, out of mind"
-the words engraved onto a large piece of red granite at the entrance to a local cemetery; I just noticed it today.
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"Farmers and gossipers both spread shit, but for completely different reasons."
(hope Bob's ok; feel sorry for his family and loved ones that read the speculations spewed from assholes)
'The work of memory collapses time.'
- Walter Benjamin
"The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil from the spirit of man."
'A moving body whose motion was not retarded by any resisting force would continue to move to all eternity.'
- Hermann von Helmholtz
For the quote from Mr. Hofmann. All of us owe a large debt of gratitude to him. He gave us the soma of the gods and we launched a revolution to change the world. And, as Hunter S. Thompson said, "With the right kind of eyes you can look out into the Pacific Ocean and see where the wave peaked..."
Jerry bore the psychedelic cross Albert created for 30 long years. In the end even he couldn't turn the tide. Did we help enough?
"It gave me an inner joy, an open mindedness....... a gratefulness........ open eyes and an internal sensitivity for the miracles of creation. .....I think in human evolution it has never been as necessary to have this substance LSD. It is just a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be."
-Dr Albert Hofmann, part of a speech given by him on his 100th birthday
Today marks the 70th anniversary that chemist extraordinaire Dr. Hofmann - on a hunch! - synthesized LSD 25 at Sandoz Laboratories for the second time in human history and accidentally absorbed an amount small enough to produce a couple hours of effects, which led him to intentionally take 250 mcg. 3 days later and take his famous bicycle ride home. "Thank you" seems so shallow......