Article 44 - experienced a hallucinogen, I am not saying...

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Wesley Kivett Shahna Arps Anthropology April 15, 2008 Hallucinogenic Plants and Their Use in Traditional Societies By: Wade Davis I am an Exercise Physiology major so I find plants interesting, especially the kinds that I don’t know why people find them so interesting. So when I came across this article I had to write on it. Hallucinogens are drugs that take the persons mind to a dreamlike state marked by dramatic alterations to everything the person sees (289). This article provides the reader with information about the drugs and what they do. I find this to be the strength of the article, because the writer provides the reader with a lot of good information about the drugs and what they do to the users mind. When I read an article I like to find facts about what I am reading and this article does this as well. The author tells us that there are 120 different types of hallucinogenic plants worldwide (289). The weakness of this article is the fact that I don’t think that the author has ever
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Unformatted text preview: experienced a hallucinogen, I am not saying that the author needs to take them to understand what they do, but I do believe that the author should find people to talk to that have experienced them. This way he can use what these people say to tell us what makes these drugs so dangerous and why people continue to do them. With men and women doing research like this, it allows the world to better understand why and how a tribe or culture is able to make it and survive. Now drugs will not make a culture survive but it will show us what the drugs have done to make them who they are at this time. This article is one that has a lot of good information about the drugs but I don’t think that it ties in the way, to anthropology, like all of the other articles have. So I like this article a lot because I learned a lot but on the anthropology level, I think that there could have been something else used instead of this article....
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course STAT 2283 taught by Professor Heratiage during the Spring '08 term at East Carolina University .

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