Do a survey amongst dope smokers about its benefits to self and society, and guess what results you'll find? Australian hippies love telling everyone that Aborigines have smoked dope for 50,000 years. Doesn't make it true.

If people really knew what benefited them, we wouldn't need science. Surveys, by and large, are junk science. They borrow the statistical techniques to apply to self-reports which index nothing much.

(I'm neutral on pornography, at least from an empirical perspective. Ethics are a separate issue).

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