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Salvia Divinorum Banned, Costing Ohio >$100K for What?

For less than $100,000 a year, the state of Ohio could have provided a full tuition scholarship to Ohio State University for ten kids. Instead, at a cost of more than $100,000 a year, the state of Ohio has decided to ban the hallucinogenic herb salvia divinorum. Salvia will be classed as a Schedule I […]

A Meditation on Salvia Divinorum, Passing (Podcast)

[Uptight legal disclaimer: I am not by explaining my experience suggesting that you, yes you, little Timmy, smoke salvia. Surely, if you do it, then your head will explode. Besides, if you really are little, Timmy, it will make your ‘nads shrink. Seriously, people who behave recklessly with salvia around have gotten hurt. So you […]

Unempirical Psychobabble Bugs the Living Excrement Out of Me

Few things give me the heebie jeebies more than the use of unempirical psychobabble. The “psychobabble” part of it is the assignment of dark psychological motives to someone. The “unempirical” part of it is that it is impossible to establish whether or not the psychobabble claim is actually true or not, since psychological motives are […]