In the same way as the cabinet that contains your pots and pans is not the same thing — and crucially does not have the same porperties — of your pots and pans. Your pots and pans are made of metal, for instance, while your cabinet may be made of wood. Just because the pots and pans are metal it doesn’t mean that the cabinet is as well.

I don’t engage in altered state of consciousness experiences. I like my brain functioning at its best, without drugs, hallucinatory substances, and so forth.

by Massimo Pigliucci. Stoicism, ethics, and philosophy of science. Complete index, by subject, at

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