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Speaking of tripping on LSD . . .

Posted at 11:32 AM on May 2, 2008 by Sanden Totten (4 Comments)

What do John Lennon, Steve Jobs and Nobel Prize winner Francis Crick all have in common?

Just thought I'd add a few more thoughts on this topic. One reader sent me some interesting evidence in support of LSD's mind expanding powers. First, it was apparently a big influence on Steve Jobs. During his younger years "Jobs experimented with LSD, calling these experiences 'one of the two or three most important things he has done in his life.'"

Genetic Scientist Francis Crick had a breakthrough while tripping. "He often used small doses of LSD . . . to boost his powers of thought. He said it was LSD . . . that helped him to unravel the structure of DNA, the discovery that won him the Nobel Prize."

And while the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds wasn't actually about LSD
. . . It's widely thought that the ground breaking Revolver album was heavily inspired by the band's use of the drug.

Pair that with this story from our recent Story Slam. Dave Good tells a tale about one guy who's habit of taking the stuff didn't yield such "positive" effects. Check it out:

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