“Our brain barely works…” Joe Rogan surprised as astrophysicist strongly REFUSES to consume psychedelics

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken the time to talk about psychedelics and why he prefers not to alter his mind.

“Our brain barely works…” Joe Rogan surprised as astrophysicist strongly REFUSES to consume psychedelics

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Joe Rogan (image credit- IMAGO)

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a frequent guest on UFC color commentator Joe Rogan’s podcast. As an astrophysicist, Tyson has given his take on psychedelics and mind-altering substances to Joe Rogan who is a big fan of them. Here is what happened:


Neil deGrasse Tyson appeared on episode 1904 of the Joe Rogan Experience. At one point in the interview, Tyson started explaining why he avoids hallucinogenic substances. Tyson said:

The human mind barely works as it is... Our brain barely works as an accurate decoder of the natural world around you, you now want to stir in chemicals? I have always valued objective reality. I don't want anything interfering with my understanding of what is actually happening in front of me.

Tyson has admitted that he values objective reality above all else. Psychedelics are a subclass of hallucinogenic drugs and can trigger non-ordinary mental states and an apparent expansion of consciousness. Psychedelics can cause specific psychological, visual, and auditory changes, and can often substantially alter a person’s state of consciousness.

Joe Rogan has been actively involved in discussing and documenting psychedelic experiences. Rogan constantly engages in conversations about psychedelics on his podcast. He values insights from experts and his discussions seem to have found a popular fanbase among his global audience. Moreover, he expresses optimism about psychedelics and has often emphasized their potential benefits.


Joe Rogan on smoking pot and doing Jiu-Jitsu

Joe Rogan has been a vocal advocate of both Jiu-Jitsu and cannabis. A combination of the two could prove to be a wild experience for the person getting involved in such activities.

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Joe Rogan has discussed the combination of smoking pot and practicing Jiu-Jitsu. In various instances, he has mentioned that some Jiu-Jitsu practitioners enjoy training while being under the influence of marijuana. Rogan believes that cannabis can enhance the experience of Jiu-Jitsu, making it a more meditative and intense practice. He has also emphasized the potential for heightened focus and creativity during training under its influence.

Joe Rogan is a dedicated practitioner of martial arts, holding black belts in various disciplines, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). In 1996, Rogan began training in Jiu-Jitsu under Jean Jacques Machado and holds a black belt in both Gi and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu, having trained with some of the world’s best black belts.

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