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Terence K. McKenna

holistic perspective, how do you see this notion fitting into the context of Francis Crick’s theory of directed panspermia, the hypothesis that all life on this planet and it’s directed evolution has been seeded, or perhaps fertilized, by spores designed by a higher intelligence?

Terence: As I understand the Crick theory of panspermia, it’s a theory of how life spread through the universe. What I was suggesting, and I don’t believe it as strongly as you imply, but I entertain it as a possibility, that intelligence–not life but intelligence-may have come here in this spore bearing life form. This is a more radical version of the panspermia theory of Crick and Ponampurama. In fact I think that theory will probally be vindicated. I think in a hundred years if people do biology they will think it quite silly that people once thought that spores could not be blown from one star system to another by cosmic radiation pressure. As far as the role of the psilocybin mushroom, or its relationship to us and to intelligence, this is something that we need to consider. It really isn’t important that I claim that it’s an

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