Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
Its not even probable, let alone scientifically proven, that HIV causes AIDS. If there is evidence that HIV causes AIDS, there should be scientific documents which either singly or collectively demonstrate that fact, at least with a high probability. There are no such documents.
Sometimes a good idea comes to you when you are not looking for it. Through an improbable combination of coincidence, naivete and lucky mistakes ...
Science, like nothing else among the institutions of mankind, grows like a weed every year. Art is subject to arbitrary fashion, religion is inwardly focused and driven only to sustain itself, law shuttles between freeing us and enslaving us.
There is a general place in your brain, I think, reserved for melancholy of relationships past. It grows and prospers as life progresses, forcing you finally, against your better judgment, to listen to country music.
Science consistently produces a new crop of miraculous truths and dazzling devices every year.
You can't ask your pharmacist to stock larger quantities of potassium nitrate because you want to make a bigger rocket.
Science grows like a weed every year.
I'm not politically correct.
We are the recipients of scientific method. We can each be a creative and active part of it if we so desire.
People don't realize that molecules themselves are somewhat hypothetical, and that their interactions are more so, and that the biological reactions are even more so.
The mystery of that damn virus has been generated by the $2 billion a year they spend on it.
I can say exactly what I feel about any issue, and I'm going to do that.
We were fortunate to have the Russians as our childhood enemies. We practiced hiding under our desks in case they had the temerity to drop a nuclear weapon.
And all I knew about drugs was what I read in magazines like Time and Life. I learned that marijuana was a dangerous addictive drug and that I should stay away from it.
There are a lot of people for whom psychedelics have been really beneficial. But I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. Some are just not ready but society would benefit from letting people who are ready for psychedelics have legal acces to them.
Sometimes in the morning, when it's a good surf, I go out there, and I don't feel like it's a bad world.
The horror of it is, every goddamn thing you look at seems pretty scary to me.
I think I might have been stupid in some respects, it if weren't for my psychedelic experiences.
I've been writing about my boyhood, when I was a little kid back on my grandfather's farm where we didn't know about black widow spiders or all that stuff. But writing about that is so easy.
In the 1950s in Columbia, South Carolina, it was considered OK for kids to play with weird things. We could go to the hardware store and buy 100 feet of dynamite fuse.
Science has not been successful by making up explanations of things that fit with the current social fabric.
If reincarnation is a useful biological idea it is certain that somewhere in the universe it will happen.
I'm not driven by being understood.
I love a microphone and a big crowd; I'm an entertainer, I guess.
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