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(Michael Hrenka) #41

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/biosynthesis-medical-potential-cannabis/

Like all mammals, the human body is loaded with natural cannabinoid receptors.

These receptors interact with cannabinoids, which occur naturally in the human body, but also in the cannabis plant.

  • Endocannabinoids: Made in the human body
  • Plant cannabinoids Found in the cannabis plant
  • Synthetic cannabinoids Manufactured artificially to mimic natural cannabinoids
  • Biosynthesized cannabinoids Biofermentation process using E. Coli-based system, which creates cannabinoids identical to those found in nature

Some cannabinoids you may know include THC and CBD – and they have a wide variety of applications. They also make up the majority of cannabinoids (by volume) that can be easily extracted from the plant.

However, there are actually 90+ other cannabinoids that have potential medical benefits as well, and they make up less than 0.1% of total biomass. Because they are so difficult to isolate, they remain understudied in medicinal science.


(Michael Hrenka) #42

Was the Age of Enlightenment really triggered by the influence of African philosophers?


#43

nice story, but not very convincing.

already platon developed the matrix of enlightment (and argued against slavery). The only Philospher that has equal influence is Hegel and maybe Kant.

There are alot of philosophers that believe that philosophy reached its peak with Hegel and everything since that is just an attempt to reread what already has been written.


(Michael Hrenka) #44

The economic struggles of Millenials in the USA explained with very nice graphical elements.


(Michael Hrenka) #45

Pure iterative cooperation beats subtle infighting due to status games, even where we don’t expect it:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/group-challenge-kindergartners-beat-mbas-every-time-daniel-coyle