Terence McKenna’s ‘Stoned Ape Theory’ Gets Animated
Terence McKenna was a philosopher and proponent of psychedelic experimentation up until his death in 2000. In his 1992 book Food of the Gods, Terence offered up an explanation as to how homosapiens experienced such a quick, dramatic, and almost unnatural rise in intelligence millions of years ago that eventually led to the civilized human societies we know today. McKenna suggested that our ancient human ancestors began experimenting with psychedelic plants that opened their mind, expanded their imagination, and gave them some incredibly important ideas like language development, agriculture, and building things. It’s a lot to take in at first glance, but comedian Duncan Trussell put together this awesome animation that sums up McKenna’s Stoned Ape Theory quite nicely.Speak Your MindTell us what you're thinking... and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!