LSD, or acid as it is commonly called, is a powerful hallucinogenic drug that has long been rumored to make a person legally insane in some states after so many uses. The rumored doses range from 2 to 10 hits of the drug while states that supposedly declare people insane for taking these doses include Virginia and California. This rumor is based solely on anecdotes and the belief that LSD causes long term brain damage after use, which scientists have not proven. This rumor is clearly pseudoscientific as it overrelies on anecdotes and has no clear scientific evidence to support it. It also violates the scientific thinking principle of extraordinary claims. Extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence to support it, but this claim has no proof behind it whatsoever and is therefore not a sound conclusion. While LSD is a powerful drug, the rumor that it will make a person legally insane is completely unfounded.
LSD and Insanity
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