January 15, 2020


Sophrosyne, the ancient goddess of moderation was considered to be the highest of virtues. Not because she was very strong or very fast or very powerful - but for the very reason that she was not any one of those. She represented thoughtfulness and balance and (I think...

August 27, 2019


Modern life has changed our environment so much that we do not know ourselves.

We find ourselves expending so much emotion on things that do not benefit us because we evolved feelings that drove our behaviour correctly in the past - today, we continue to trust these fee...

January 16, 2019


Below is a list of all pharma companies big enough to have a Wikipedia entry. I will call this list BIG PHARMA and will point out that there are 201 companies in the list – serving (for convenience) about 2 billion pharmacy goers (might be more – I’m not sure). 

December 12, 2018


The company describes the active ingredient in Pace, MEAI, as a "new synthetic" that delivers "a mild inebriation along with a feeling of contentedness that curbs overconsumption and excessive drinking."

September 17, 2018

Merry Jane is Snoop Dogg's Media company. They came to my office and did a short chapter of their show "Healing Powers"

July 26, 2018


The human animal survives due to cooperation. An individual human is weaker than a lion, slower than a jaguar, cannot fly, has very small fangs and does not have the weight of any of the large beasts. Despite these, humble, limited abilities our species has adapted and...

July 25, 2018


The report on New Psychoactive Substances, published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform [APPGDPR, 2013] suggested (amongst other things): “That the government consider adopting the key features of the New Zealand policy” and “that the onus shou...

July 14, 2018


We live much more densely together than we evolved to live. When I look around it seems to me that the constant tension introduced by having to account for the presence of others is a recent evolutionary mismatch. I think that in ancient nomadic bands, when contact wit...

July 10, 2018


The cycle of the creation, advent and prohibition of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) can be described as a series of actions and reactions by which each group taking part is acting correctly to maximally achieve its own end without looking at the entire system. As a...

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