Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wanderin' the Desert, Trippin' Balls

The Burning Bush
Dude, that guy's not even on a mountain! I'm so fuckin' high!

From Reuters:
The biblical Israelites may have been high on a hallucinogenic plant when Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai, according to a new study by an Israeli psychology professor.

Writing in the British journal Time and Mind, Benny Shanon of Jerusalem's Hebrew University said two plants in the Sinai desert contain the same psychoactive molecules as those found in plants from which the powerful Amazonian hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca is prepared.
Some biblical scholars were unimpressed. Orthodox rabbi Yuval Sherlow told Israel Radio: "The Bible is trying to convey a very profound event. We have to fear not for the fate of the biblical Moses, but for the fate of science."
Exactly, because 4000 year old stories, originally passed on orally then written and copied and translated are much more plausible than quantifiable, proof-worthy reality. Every damn time, you dirty, measuring, meddling scientists!

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