quote: it helps my brian do it thing, man!
quote: Something we know already.
quote: Your position stated as a tautology:*You associate with people who are above average intelligence*Some of those you associate with are pot smokers*Therefore pot smoking does not depress intelligence
quote: You must always control for selection bias when using statistics as an argument.
quote: quote: Your position stated as a tautology:*You associate with people who are above average intelligence*Some of those you associate with are pot smokers*Therefore pot smoking does not depress intelligence That is not my position. You were fine right up until the third bullet. The rest of your post while accurate is a waste since you're debating a position that I've not taken.
quote: I do not make any claims regarding the effects on intelligence. I do make a claim regarding the validity of your observations
quote: Further the article was in no way connected to pot smoking or other forms of THC usage. If you go back and read the article, the reference to THC is that the receptors being studied are the ones THC binds to. From the tone of the article, that is an unimportant side issue that has little bearing on their research
quote: smoking anything is bad for you. You're inhaling toxic particulate matter that scars the lungs, reducing breathing capacity and increasing the risk of
quote: Despite the risks, I'm in favor of legalizing drugs.
quote: If we switch off the receptor using gene technology, mouse brains age much faster