Thursday, June 02, 2005

What's in That Kool-Aid? 

From the Department of Disturbing Possibilities:

Today’s local fishwrapper has an AP (no link, sorry) article that says a Swiss scientist named Ernst Fehr of the University of Zurich has discovered a hormone named oxytocin, which, when sprayed on people or ingested, makes them trusting even when they shouldn’t be. Willing to give people money, believe lies, stuff like that. Seems to work 17-45% of the time.

Perhaps now we know what’s in the Kool-Aid, eh? Could there be an antidote? A hormone that makes people examine facts and evidence?

Those Swiss—well, at least they gave the world LSD. Maybe they can come up with the antidote, too.

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