is not to be ignored as merely something that is already there in lesser degree.
If you were to understand the studies, it presents with increased paranoia in some people. Thats it, dude. The effects are not permanent, and they certainly arent dangerous. Not only that, but, as I said, its not creating something that isnt already there. The people that this presents in are the types that are already suspicious or fearful types.
You are confusing a study that simply stated an increase in paranoia amongst some individuals whilst on it with a true side affect. And Im pretty sure that youre confusing paranoia with paranoid schizophrenia, which are not, in any way, shape, or form, the same thing. Thats like saying a side affect of liquor is that 20 percent of people will get in fights. No. Liquor's effects may exacerbate the conditions that lead to certain people getting into fights that are already prone to getting in fights, but it is not an actual side affect. Ironically, a little bit of extra paranoia isnt even half as bad as half of liquor's effects in general, and that really can have long term affects on the brain and body. Im preeetty sure youve probably had a shot or two in your life, right ? If not, you should. It takes a lot more than a few shots to have a permanent effect. Although, I would recommend, as with anything (including the substance we are discussing), moderation.
has yet to be accomplished because epidemiologic studies take longer.
So, basically, nothing to show that it has any permanent effects.
Also, you should prooobably know that this particular substance is actually created and used within your own body. When they test for usage of the substance when you apply for a job, they dont test for its presence, they test for an amount that is higher than normal. You are technically being affected by it right now. Just a fun little fyi.
The problem with the QM debate...
lol, so youre now attempting to diminish quantum mechanics via the incorrect association with inferences made within Naz philosophy ? lol, thats already a broken argument.
And, btw, QM doesnt throw out causality and identity, it brings it into an entirely new spectrum. In fact, it could even be seen as increasing both to far greater levels.
The longer something hangs on by a thread, the stronger that thread appears.
If I understand correctly, if the Pilot Wave theory is true we are back to extreme sensitivity to initial conditions and chaos rules at the quantum level as well as the macro level. The (severly stunted) poet in me likes that.
But poetry is not physics.
Saved the best for last. I could say that I like that view from a poetic standpoint, but it is flawed. There is far more chaos (and order) from the CI view. In essence, BECAUSE nothing truly exists without observation, it creates a middle ground between chaos and order in which experience thrives.
What I find most interesting is that this coincides with entropy. Entropy, aka chaos, randomness, is really information, and the universe is gaining entropy as it goes. Aka, there is more and more information as the universe moves into a state of total entropy, in which case it will become useless as a method for deriving valuable experiences for life (similar to how a video with nothing but static is no longer helpful to watch). When combined with QM CI, it is OUR observation of the universe that creates entropy (not necessarily OUR, just life in general). Of course, this is if quantum level is raised to the level of the macro, which it is slowly working its way there. For instance, it isnt the measurement of the particle that collapses its wave function, it is our conscious awareness of the measurement device being there.
In this manner, we create entropy. We create information out of the universe. And that information is really knowledge. Basically, we are deriving knowledge from the universe over the perception of time. Not only that, but this brings back in the topic of free will and our affect on the universe through free will.
And thats pretty crappin cool. Here is an excellent, EXCELLENT video that explains some of this.
Now, here is my own, personal addition.
In my belief system, the reason that observation is required to collapse superposition is because this is a conservation method for interpreting the state of the universe. Lets say that the universe, time, all of it, is merely an illusory construct created to derive meaningful experience for all of us (all of life), so that we might understand more, know more, and operate with wisdom in part and as a whole. So, lets just say, for a moment, that were the case. Then, essentially, we would need a processor, a way to create reality, so that we might experience it, right ? Now, lets take the observer effect and plug it in. If we exist on more than just the physical, which, as I have previously said somewhere that anyone who has had an OBE would know, and we have an affect on the observable universe, then is it possible that WE ARE the processors ? All of us ?
If we (our souls) are the processors that create reality, so that we might create a physical point of perception, a perception from which to experience things, then wouldnt it make sense to make the usage of that processor count ? In other words, we would need to confine what is being processed within reality to what would be consciously observed. This would mean that we would mainly process the macro, and the micro could exist in whatever state, controlled largely by the macro, until we attempted conscious knowledge of the micro. This would also present a situation in which the macro, without conscious awareness, would also be subject to our effects (just largely unrealized).
So, basically, the observer effect is basically an effect caused by saving processing power for our reality.
Most of this, btw, holds within science. Scientists are already looking for rainbow gravity and trying to determine if our universe is a hologram or not (its not, but similar). They are already showing that OBEs are valid, and the placebo effect has long been shown to link mind to matter. A lot of science and logic actually points to what I described above, including QM