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Tuckerfan
2006-Jan-11, 06:03 AM
Not only is the man who gave us LSD still alive and kicking, but he's 100! (http://www.hofmann.org/)
Yes, it is true, Dr. Hofmann will be reaching the wonderful age of 100 years this coming January! Dr. Hofmann's influence on the world as we know it today can not be estimated. From studies in consciousness to psychiatry and psychology, from music over art to fashion, computer and software development to philosophy, spirituality, and religious studies, his discovery of the psychoactive properties of LSD-25 have touched millions of people all over the world. :cool:

hhEb09'1
2006-Jan-11, 08:35 AM
What does it mean, when you know from this thread's title that it is about LSD?

:)

HenrikOlsen
2006-Jan-11, 07:15 PM
That you're either a biochemist or older than I am.

SeanF
2006-Jan-11, 07:59 PM
They mentioned Dr. Hofmann's birthday in a news blurb on the radio while I was coming back to work after lunch. They were playing Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" in the background... :think:

:lol:

Tuckerfan
2006-Jan-12, 01:49 AM
They mentioned Dr. Hofmann's birthday in a news blurb on the radio while I was coming back to work after lunch. They were playing Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" in the background... :think:

:lol:
"Right when it gets to the part where the rabbit bites it's own head off, THROW IT IN! THROW IT IN!" :D

soylentgreen
2006-Jan-12, 05:34 AM
Yes, it is true, Dr. Hofmann will be reaching the wonderful age of 100 years this coming January! Dr. Hofmann's influence on the world as we know it today can not be estimated. From studies in consciousness to psychiatry and psychology, from music over art to fashion, computer and software development to philosophy, spirituality, and religious studies, his discovery of the psychoactive properties of LSD-25 have touched millions of people all over the world.

Sure LSD has had a notable impact, but it seems a little silly(even if they were intending to be)to phrase it so as to conflate him with the likes of a John Snow. :think:

sarongsong
2006-Jan-12, 05:51 AM
"I produced the substance as a medicine, it's not my fault if people abused it." ---Albert Hofmann (http://maxwelledison.blogspot.com/2006/01/lsd-inventor-turns-100-in-good-health.html)

"we're so sorry uncle albert
we're so sorry if we caused you any pain
we're so sorry uncle albert
but there's no one left at home
and i believe i'm gonna rain..." Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey (http://beatlesnumber9.com/ram.html)

sarongsong
2008-Apr-30, 09:55 PM
Finis :(
April 30, 2008
Albert Hofmann...has died aged 102...
AP (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hNDRiP53gl6YPZEcojTe2sK6ERWwD90C9KS80)