From an article from the Associated Press:
Healthy people should have the right to boost their brains with pills, like those prescribed for hyperactive kids or memory-impaired older folks, several scientists contend in a provocative commentary.
College students are already illegally taking prescription stimulants like Ritalin to help them study, and demand for such drugs is likely to grow elsewhere, they say.
“We should welcome new methods of improving our brain function,” and doing it with pills is no more morally objectionable than eating right or getting a good night’s sleep, these experts wrote in an opinion piece published online Sunday by the journal Nature.
How ironic that the journal “Nature,” which I actually know nothing about supports something so unnatural. What this article conjures up for me frightens me profoundly. I don’t have much to say right now. I hope comments will trigger more developed ideas for me later. And perhaps a nights worth of sleep will too.
I guess the only thing I want to say before posting this is that all “brain-boosting” drugs they speak of in this article are toxic, as are all psychiatric drugs in general. Why would anyone want to perpetually put toxins in their bodies? Of course we already have people doing it every day with junk food and over-use of alcohol and cigarettes etc.
It’s all too easy to see that human’s will jump on this opportunity to further poison themselves in the name of progress this time and without the stigma of other addictions most likely.