DNA AND LSD

Did you see this interesting news item?

Nobel Prize winner High on LSD When he Decoded DNA

 

 

 

Francis Crick

Francis
Crick, Nobel Prize winner and a pioneer of modern genetics, was under
the influence of LSD when he deduced the double-helix structure of DNA.

Crick,
who died in 2004, told a fellow scientist that he often used small
doses of LSD, then an experimental drug used in psychotherapy, to boost
his powers of thought. He said it was LSD that helped him to unravel
the structure of DNA.

Crick was a devotee of novelist Aldous
Huxley, whose accounts of his experiments with LSD and mescaline became
cult texts for the underground drug culture of the 1960s. Crick was a
founding member of Soma, a group dedicated to the legalization of
marijuana named after a drug that appears in Huxley’s novel "Brave New
World."

Well, how about that. Did he also decode the secret of why we had Nehru coats in the 1960’s?

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