Michael Pollan: Why are we so attracted to psychoactive plants?…


Date: January 15, 2022

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“Caffeine, morphine, mescaline – why do humans go to such lengths to seek mind-altering shifts in consciousness? Bestselling author Michael Pollan came to Intelligence Squared to examine our complex attitude towards naturally psychoactive plant substances. He asks, why do we categorise these compounds so reductively – calling them either a licit or an illicit drug? In taking them, aren’t we engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways possible?

In conversation with the medical doctor and broadcaster Guddi Singh, Pollan explores humanity’s longstanding and powerful attraction to psychoactive plants.”


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