"Personally, I don't have a strong opinion on what other people put into their bodies, but I am curious how this evaluation is weighted."
Here you are: Quantifying the RR of harm to self and others from substance…"
"I don't think anyone DENIED there are downsides though. I think they were just arguing the positives, as I think everyone already knows there are negatives.
You yourself have not admitted there can be positives, on the other hand (as far as…"
""When you drink alcohol (unless you're a 15 year old drinking your dad's supply) you understand what it is and its consequences."
Implying all users do not understand what they are doing. I am not referring to people blindly…"
""At least most alcohol users (myself included) are willing to admit its destructive aspects. The proponents of psychedelics don't like to talk about bad trips, flashbacks, etc."
I disagree. Understanding the real pros and cons are…"
"I don't think anyone would claim that there are no potential negative effects. However, I've not heard any verified stories of permanent damage from one psychedelic experience, and I believe the positive far out-weighs the negative.
""I'm not opposed to academic laboratory research on any drug done in a respected scientific institution by researchers who are trying to prove their hypotheses false rather than trying to prove their prejudices true.
I am opposed to people…"
""When will you show me some non-anecdotal evidence by a dispassionate researcher that there is some undeniable benefit to taking psilocybin or LSD?"
How about this?
Furthermore, there are negative side effects for all drugs.…"
"For some reason there's no reply button under your later comment. Regardless:
"Well, obviously taking LSD makes you think something has happened. Unfortunately, since the experience happened while under the influence you have no way of…"
"You're really coming off to me purely as a detractor. I'll agree that taking psychedelics drugs probably doesn't really aid much in terms of scientific discovery and intellect. However, the way you completely discredit anyone who has…"