The non-science of Fringe: Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

Fringe : Season 3 : Episode 19 : “Lysergic Acid Diethylamide”

Olivia is on her way back.

Olivia is on her way back.

The Bell/Olivia storyline is (presumably) resolved with a brief trip into the mind, facilitated by drugs and EEG equipment. We demand to see William Bell return as a rat!

This episode is debunked at Polite Dissent and Cordial Deconstruction, and you can read more about it at Fox, IMDb and the A.V. Club.

Random thoughts

LSD

Lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as LSD, is a notorious psychedelic drug. It is typically taken in doses as low as 20 μg, making the 2000 mg Walter requests (10 million 100,000 doses) a ridiculous proposition. I’m not sure why the Fringe team didn’t strap themselves into the mind-meld equipment and begin the sedative doses before taking the LSD, as presumably Peter could easily have had some kind of freak-out and been unable to participate.

A Bernoulli spiral is a logarithmic spiral often found in nature. The liquorice twists that Broyles was fascinated with are not really related, but who knows what he was seeing.

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2 Responses to The non-science of Fringe: Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

  1. Daedalus says:

    Actually at 20 micrograms per dose, 2000 mg is 100,000 doses, not 10 million. It’s still overkill, so to speak.

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