Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
Sometimes a good idea comes to you when you are not looking for it. Through an improbable combination of coincidence, naivete and lucky mistakes.
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.
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.
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.
Science consistently produces a new crop of miraculous truths and dazzling devices every year.
Scientists are doing an awful lot of damage to the world in the name of helping it. I don't mind attacking my own fraternity because I am ashamed of it.
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.
We are the recipients of scientific method. We can each be a creative and active part of it if we so desire.
Science grows like a weed every year.
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.
You can't ask your pharmacist to stock larger quantities of potassium nitrate because you want to make a bigger rocket.
Global warmers predict that global warming is coming, and our emissions are to blame. They do that to keep us worried about our role in the whole thing. If we aren't worried and guilty, we might not pay their salaries. It's that simple.
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.
The mystery of that damn virus has been generated by the $2 billion a year they spend on it.
My mother would give my brothers and me a pile of catalogues and let us pick what we wanted for Christmas.
I'm not driven by being understood.
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.
The horror of it is, every goddamn thing you look at seems pretty scary to me.
I'm not politically correct.
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.
Fish don't know much about water, and people didn't know much about air.
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.
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