Albert Hoffman Passes ON

Albert Hoffman, the inventor of LSD, who accidentally ingested some and then found out what it was really for, died today.

I met him in the 90’s in LA, back during the psychedelic “revival.” Maybe now there will be another one.

Hoffman was a soft-spoken and friendly fellow, always ready to answer a query without making you feel stupid for asking. That’s the kind of scientist I like.

(Weirdly, Hoffman’s death is not in his Wikipedia article yet.)