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Comment author: fergusb1232 29 May 2018 10:02:11PM 0 points [-]

Hi everyone.

I've been thinking about the potential effectiveness of lobbying for legalisation of psychedelics (whether individually or as part of a total legalisation of drugs) or the effectiveness of encouraging their use, legal or not, in terms of increasing the empathy of a population (and therefore their likelihood of becoming EAs).

Given their reputation for making people more open to new ideas, psychedelics could significantly bolster the number of people who agree with and act on EA principles.

Does anyone know of any research into anything related / any good articles on this?

Comment author: saulius  (EA Profile) 12 June 2018 12:47:54PM 0 points [-]
Comment author: PeterMcCluskey 30 May 2018 01:09:45AM 0 points [-]

I suggest starting with MAPS.