Friday, May 02, 2008

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Albert Hofmann, the chemist who first made LSD and experimented with its effects on the mind, died aged 102 -- goes to show that at least this drug doesn't kill you. I still wouldn't try it though, being a control freak with respect to my mind.

Here is an obituary and a news story.

PS a few years ago, I very nearly translated a book of his, which would have been published on the occasion of his 100th birthday. I don't know what happened exactly, but I guess the publishers got cold feet because it was positive about drug induced experiences.

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