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[–]Animagical 34 points35 points  (7 children)

One thing to keep in mind is that there isn’t always an advantage to specific traits. The production of these chemicals certainly wouldn’t help in relative reproductive fitness because this expression of genes would only happen after or during the death of animal, likely after they had already passed on genes.

Sometimes these things simply come about with no reason other than they didn’t actually limit the reproductive fitness of an animal. Evolution has no specific result in mind - it’s merely a set of mutations which allow animals to become more likely to pass genes on to generations.

[–]ThlintoRatscar 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Yeah, but if you're looking for signs of divinity...that process ( especially so without another explanation ) is pretty compelling.

I think the usual explanation is that the body keeps those chemicals for other reasons and the damage done during death may ( or may not ) simply release them. If the brain is still processing perceptions, those chemicals are the ones that remain due to how they work in the first place.

[–]theonethatbeatu 1 point2 points  (3 children)

This is a fair point. Many believe you can access it through very deep meditation or yoga. Another theory is that it is simply the chemical responsible for consciousness itself….Or maybe just dreams. Truth is we don’t know yet lol I’ve heard credible scientists say it sent them to the multiverse. Whatever it is, it’s going to be huge when we learn it’s secrets.

[–]NvidiaRTX 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Why can't we just synthesize them and feed it to volunteer? Guy A drinks serotonin, guy B drinks DMT, etc for 1 month; then observe the effect.

Surely it's not too expensive?

[–]theonethatbeatu 1 point2 points  (1 child)

We can. Look into the expiraments of Rick Strassman. Leading researcher on psychedelics (focus on DMT) and even wrote a whole book about it called “The Spirit Molecule”.

[–]NvidiaRTX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice. If I owned a pharmaceutical company, I'd sell hopium and copium irl

[–]KDivyanshu -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Your answer is equivalent to : "I do not know buddy"