Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sex, Drugs and Moral Goals.

Image of the human head with the brain. The ar...Evolutionary Psychology Starts Here ??? 
So, if its all about controlling the "doing it for fun!" that threatens society why has New Zealand (and the prospective Mayor of Christchurch and Fmr NZ Drug Czar, Jim Anderton)  legislated for 'recreational drugs'?

Consider this little bombshell making its way about the academic circles... /Blair

A new psychology study finds that the moral argument over use of recreational drugs may really be about sex. [Psych Central - Jun 17 2010]

...associate professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the Pennsylvania Laboratory for Experimental Evolutionary Psychology at Penn. "If you were to measure people's political ideology, religiosity and personality characteristics, you can predict to some degree how people feel about recreational drugs. But if, instead, you just measure how people feel about casual sex, and ignore the abstract items, the predictions about people's views on drugs in fact become quite aa bit better." Sex, drugs and moral goals: Penn study of reproductive strategies and recreational drug use [E Science News - Jun 16 2010]

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