Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
2 May 2005
The debate over drugs in sports is a common one. But recently we're hearing more speculation over drugs being used to enhance mental prowess in games such as chess. Of course we all do this to some extent already with our super-caffeinated Lattes on the way to work. But the idea of drugs becoming common for cognitive enhancement is a bit scary. Will high school kids soon have to be tested prior to taking their SAT tests? Will Ph.D. degrees be revoked after discovering that the person was shooting up modafinil prior to the oral defense?