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Do recreational drugs play a role in some of those Edgy cosmologies we hear about?

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Maybe.

The book opens with a short chapter about surfing in Hawaii, but then turns to a long chapter about LSD, the author’s experience with magic mushrooms, and the cult of Eleusis in ancient Greece.

“The book” being theorist Heinrich Päs’s The Perfect Wave: With Neutrinos at the Boundary of Space and Time The publisher says,

As Päs’s history of the neutrino illustrates, what is now established fact often sounded wildly implausible and unnatural when first proposed. The radical side of physics is both an exciting and an essential part of scientific progress, and The Perfect Wave renders it accessible to the interested reader.

Very well, but most things that sound “wildly implausible and unnatural when first proposed” sound that way years later too. Recreational drugs are known for causing one to lose track of that fact.

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3 Replies to “Do recreational drugs play a role in some of those Edgy cosmologies we hear about?

  1. 1
    Lenoxus says:

    This is something I’ve wondered about the Book of Revelation. Martin Luther wasn’t too fond of it either, though I doubt he suspected what I do.

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    mjazzguitar says:

    You’d have to say the same thing about, Daniel, Ezekiel and a number of other prophets.

  3. 3
    Lenoxus says:

    Yep. Maybe it was just hunger hallucinations, though. (I’m an atheist.)

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