www.wired.com/underwire/2012/07/alt-text-olympics-genetic-engineering An interesting proposal to fix the unfair genetic advantage that some people have over other people in the olympics (or any competition at all). He proposes: “To begin with, Olympic athletes all start out with a completely unfair advantage over those of us who will never snatch, clean or jerk at a world-class level: […]

I have been engaged in drug reform policy for some time. This means following whatever latest science is published, or at least trying to. Ofc, since i dont have time to follow the all the relevant journals, what i can do is read the review reports and papers published. I have read two of such […]

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_von_Neumann#Cognitive_and_mnemonic_abilities Cognitive and mnemonic abilities Von Neumann’s ability to instantaneously perform complex operations in his head stunned other mathematicians.[67] Eugene Wigner wrote that, seeing von Neumann’s mind at work, “one had the impression of a perfect instrument whose gears were machined to mesh accurately to a thousandth of an inch.”[68] Paul Halmos states that “von […]

First read: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence-based_policy Then, Mad Cows and Ecstasy: Chance and Choice in an Evidence-Based Society by: Adrian F. M. Smith Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (Statistics in Society), Vol. 159, No. 3. (1996), pp. 367-383, doi:10.2307/2983324 Mad cows and ecstacy chance and choice in an evidence-based society “Most of us with rationalist […]

www.amazon.com/against-prohibitionism-roadmap-controlled-re-legalization/dp/0984690409/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332698625&sr=8-1 www.world-war-d.com/ One can support the author by buying ‘the book’ from his site. This applies for the ebook version as well. Alternatively, one can just click here: World war-D Altho i recommend supporting the author in this case. The book is a decent book on drug prohibition. It has a history (with lots of speculative […]

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Nutt Kwit in protest and sum koments news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8336635.stm news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8336884.stm news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8353685.stm Mor bakground www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/4570522/Home-Offices-drugs-adviser-apologises-for-saying-ecstasy-is-no-more-dangerous-than-riding-a-horse.html “He said: “There is a view – and the Home Secretary takes this view – that you cannot make a comparison and it is misleading because some things are legal and other things are illegal. “I think there are a significant number […]

Today I have been doing some research on drug policy, specifically, legalization but also decriminalization. I was looking to see if my current views fit the evidence, and it turned out that they did. In fact, I now hold my views even stronger (because I have more evidence to support them). Instead of writing an […]

Web version. Pdf version. It is the most reasonable thing I have ever read about drug policy. It is almost unfathomable to think that this is the case. It is so mind-bogglingly stupid, almost beyond comprehension. I donated $100 to the organization on the basis of this. If you really believe something, believe it with […]