On what basis should drugs be classified and regulated? What effects of drug use are considered by most to be acceptable, and conversely unacceptable? These are the questions that arise when one considers the policy of prohibition that is the War on Drugs, of which the Australian government is a participant and combatant.It was also a question that arose recently when I was confronted by someone who was adamant that cannabis was exceptionally dangerous, but in a particular context.To … [Read more...] about Give me death or give me… morbidity?
The above saying is attributed to Daoist author Zhuang Zi (368 - 286BC) But what does it mean? Well bear with me.疑冰 - yi bing. This is a way you might express the title of this post in the author's native Chinese language. If we break it down we can get a better idea what is being expressed here.In particular if we look at yi (疑) things begin to open up. yi can be used to denote describe or designate the following:- to doubt- to misbelieve- to suspectbing (冰) denotes … [Read more...] about A summer insect has no word for ice