A startling new theory suggests that endogenous (naturally occurring in the brain) dimethyltryptamine (DMT) which up until now had no known purpose is directly related to our perception of reality according to a 2008 medical study. This chemical widely used in native shamanic cultures in the western hemisphere as a “doorway” to the spirit realm and referred to in the west as the “spirit molecule” is thought to weave the input we perceive from our senses into what we experience as “waking consciousness”.
If this theory is correct then in essence what we perceive as reality is an elaborate hallucination. When this system malfunctions it produces altered states of “reality” which clash with our common experience. In one sense schizophrenics and others suffering from delusions are simply experiencing an altered reality which makes sense to them but seems delusional to us.
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(The link goes to erowid.org because they have the full pdf of the medical study. The actual medical journal is behind a pay wall.)
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someone actually made this. someone sat down at their computer and having had the idea to make this they used an image editing program and pieced the images together presumably after having found them on a search engine. the internet made this possible. billions of years of human evolution made this possible. this is the result of billions of years of human evolution. what a time to be alive.
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That episode where you find out that a member of the zany villain squad actually has a heartbreaking past, which includes a bit where he pushes himself to perform a feat that has never been done before and has never been done since, all for the sake of love, only to be rejected as a freak.
All three of them have heartbreaking pasts.
Meowth’s was listed above.
James had abusive (at the very least neglectful, but they didn’t care how he was treated so long as he awarded them prestige) parents who had engaged him to a sociopath, who wanted to whip him and change everything about him to be more “presentable.” He ran away and was on the streets for a long time before he finally joined a crime ring.
Jesse was raised by a single mother, and the two of them were so poor that they rarely had actual food; her mother would make her a “feast” out of snow in the winter that Jesse considered to be a treat because that’s how badly they were starving. If the audio dramas are to be believed, Jesse’s mother was also a member of Team Rocket, who disappeared (read: died) on an expedition searching for Mew, leaving Jesse alone. And then Jesse, like James (and Meowth) was so desperate for a means to survive that she (inadvertently?) followed in her mother’s footsteps and joined Team Rocket/a life of crime just to get by.
“Zany villains” they may be, but Jesse, James, and Meowth are the three deepest characters on the show. I love them.
they still make too many dumb fucking puns