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Lou's reply-Plants R Us Sigismund

Posted by Lou Pilder on December 30, 2009, at 20:52:07

In reply to Re: Lou's reply-wadizamead? Lou Pilder, posted by Sigismund on December 30, 2009, at 18:06:52

> Lou, I don't know about criteria but I shall try to say something sensible.
>
> Since we can accept that the best treatment for some conditions is benign neglect or some non-medicinal treatment, there is no need for me to say what an illness is. Let's take fear. The solution for fear is mastery if possible. If the fear is so disabling that mastery is impossible, then medication is indicated. Since our desires are endless, it is of no significance that we do not feel the way we wish to feel.
>
> B is the easiest. Medicines come from plants (among other things) which are part of creation. So do some drugs. So we refine the plants and then ban them. This borders on sacrilege.
>
> That' all that I can sensibly say at this moment. I saw "Avatar" last night. It brought to mind the genocides of North and South America and Australia. Then I read in today's paper about a book called "You Need More Money - Discovering God's Amazing Financial Plan for Your Life", by Brian Houston, which might be good for a dip into our culture.

Sigusmund,
You wrote,[...medicines come from plants (among other things).
What
A. are the other things?
B. could a drug that is a chemical and not from a plant then be classified as?
Lou

 

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