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None | What if a Pill Can Change Your Politics or Religious Beliefs? - Scientific American

'But a new mental health treatment, set to be licensed next year, poses just this sort of problem. '

'A well-established consensus on the secular democratic state is that it should remain neutral and agnostic on a number of matters, allowing a diversity of values, political attitudes and religious beliefs among its citizens. '

'To overcome this obstacle, advocates of psilocybin-assisted therapy need an inspiring banner that members of any political tribe could rally around. '

'The same could not be said of a treatment that shifts patients in one direction along the political spectrum. '

'If psilocybin does change political values, the significance of this effect goes deeper than which politicians or media outlets will seek to support or impede psilocybin-assisted therapy. '

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