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Channel 4 Pot Night and the Great Pot Debate

In article <3jks3e$o3s@doc.armltd.co.uk>,
Michael Kilpatrick <mkilpatr@armltd.co.uk> wrote:
>>This seems to suggest that I am "sad" because I like eating hot curries.
>
>I'm afraid I'm not sure if I entirely follow what you're getting at.

Merely that I think your "natural" versus "unnatural" dualism is false
and confusing.  All human experience can be viewed at a chemical level,
and there is a range of ways that pleasurable chemical changes can be
effected, from the very indirect (watching a horror film) to the very
direct (ingesting a drug).

Further, I dispute that there is any correlation between the method
used to effect a chemical change, and the value or worth of the
experience.  To give an extreme example, the adrenalin kick experienced
by a soldier about to jump out of an aeroplane and inflict atrocities
on the civilians below is "natural"; whereas the high of a stoned hippy
listening to music in her bedroom is "unnatural".  I'd rather share my
world with the latter...

Tim.
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From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.politics,alt.politics.british,alt.drugs.pot
Subject: Re: Channel 4 Pot Night and the Great Pot Debate
Date: 9 Mar 1995 18:39:29 -0000
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
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