DMT Research and Racism

Racism in science? – BAD IDEA.


This is a draft of an essay I was working on a couple of years ago and never did anything with. 

Here. It’s yours now.

Scientists are just now figuring out the medicinal properties of Ayahuasca. They are dissecting in a lab what shaman have known since before science. When asked how they came up with the brew, the shaman say plants told them how to make it. Five bucks says the scientists won’t believe that until a dedicated bunch of ethnobotanists come to an agreement that plants communicate through root systems in the dirt with people via nerve receptors in their feet. I’m just making that explanation up, but you get the point.

It’s the height of arrogance for you, the student, to pick and choose what to believe about the advanced knowledge you’re given of the thing you’re studying. Perhaps the shaman, who has been around longer than…

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