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Obama's Unscientific BRAIN Initiative

by Ballard Quass, the Drug War Philosopher




December 3, 2022

bama launched his so-called BRAIN Initiative in 2013, at the same time that he was supporting a Drug War which outlawed all the substances that reveal the power of said brain. Psychedelics reveal whole new worlds in the mind. Opium allows one to metaphorically parse their negative experiences (including physical pain) so that one is not bothered by them. The problems do not go away: rather they are seen as separate from one's true self. Such drugs imply all sorts of wonderful things about the role of the brain and of consciousness itself, yet the BRAIN Initiative will not investigate these angles, since it will be censored from doing so by Drug War superstition, which says that such substances are without any value whatsoever. And so the "scientific" BRAIN Initiative is completely unscientific. The fix is in. By outlawing the study of such experiential wonders, Obama invites consciousness-scorning materialists to declare premature victory in the field of neuroscience.

Author's Follow-up: August 19, 2023

Modern scientists can figure out why the brain is like a computer -- but they can't figure out why it likes godsend medicine. Modern science normalizes prohibition by ignoring the human being's need for self-transcendence in life. Meanwhile the Drug War lets materialist science declare a premature war against universal consciousness and the idea that human beings are NOT machines.




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