Podcast 353 – “Inflationary Evolution”


Guest speaker: Terence McKenna


[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]
“Biology seems to be a chemical strategy for amplifying quantum mechanical indeterminacy so that it leaves the subatomic realm and can be present in a hundred and forty five pound block of meat.”

“Chaos is roving through the system and able to undo, at any point, the best laid plans.”

“Because the planetary culture is becoming ever more closely knitted together all its parts are becoming co-dependent.”

“National governments are under paid, under staffed, and under talented.”

“Don’t worry. You don’t know enough to worry. . . . Who do you think you are that you should worry, for cryin’ out loud. It’s a total waste of time. It presupposes such a knowledge of the situation that it is, in fact, a form of hubris.”

“In the way that the 15th Century discovered the New World, the 20th Century discovered the parallel continuum.”

“The drugs of the future will be computers. The computers of the future will be drugs.”

“Our medium is meat, but we are made of information.”


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Books mentioned in this podcast

Faster Than Light: Superluminal Loopholes in Physics [Paperback]
by Nick Herbert

Quantum Reality: Beyond the New Physics [Paperback] by Nick Herbert

A Vision by W. B. Yeats

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One Comment

  1. You know, it’s funny, but it’s as if stearing clear of established leadership positions is the secret to coming out into a position of what in retrospect turns out to be really, actually mind-boggling leadership. “You grab it, you lose it.” If you know who I’m quoting.

    I mean, did you really expect rigid consistency of this universe? First the bard tells us this is our last chance, next thing he is telling us in various ways we need not worry.

    Oh, there’s consistency in that. But it’s playful, not rigid.


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