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Re: I should learn how to proofread better. SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on August 30, 2022, at 11:24:24

In reply to Re: I should learn how to proofread better. undopaminergic, posted by SLS on August 30, 2022, at 7:41:10

> > > The medications containing natural compounds are the best. Should make you think.
> > >
> >
> > Absolutely. Cocaine, scopolamine, caffeine... even some synthetics like heroin (diacetylmorphine) and aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) are derived from natural compounds.
> How so? That's a hell of a destructive statement, in my less-than-humble opinion.

I meant "should make you think", because I find it is interesting to ponder. Regarding "natural compounds are the best" I would qualify it as "some of the best".

> I might be dead were it not for "unnatural" compounds. For me, "natural" herbs and nutriceuticals are inert.

Cocaine and morphine are inert?

But in fact, I would say my own experience with herbs, minerals, and vitamins are much the same as yours: they are mostly inert.

> In fact, calcium supplements exacerbated my condition within an hour. Comments?

I'm not surprised. Different individuals react differently. My own experience with calcium is more positive than yours, but it was mostly inert.

> Didn't you once argue that classifying drugs is arbitrary?

Yes. Because individual drugs do not always fit nicely into different classes or categories. Eg. doxepin is classified as a TCA, but it might also be classified as an antihistamine or even a sedative.

> Natural vs Unnatural? Please demonstrate that this dichotomy isn't arbitrary.

The border between them is a fuzzy one, and ultimately arbitrary. You might argue that pure or refined cocaine is not natural because it does not occur in this form naturally, or you might argue that it is natural because it occurs naturally as a constituent of some species in the plant kingdom.

> Your statement carries great weight,

Not really.

> and might dissuade some people from choosing a treatment that will give them their lives back.

That was not my intention. I'm personally a great fan of some syntheticals.

> You never seem to take this into consideration when you submit statements like the one at the top of this post.

There is a lot I don't take into consideration. I've I were hung up on that, I would scarcely be able to say anything at all.

> Please support your statement.

I thought you'd rather that I retracted it :)





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