Real Science: Popping Molly Causes Racism?

Undated handout of ecstasy pills, which contain MDMA as their main chemical

Time Magazine reports, “The oxytocin hormone is often described as the ‘love hormone’ or ‘cuddling chemical,’ but there might be a darker side to it. Not only does it make you feel all loved-up and happy, but also contribute to intolerance and violence, a 2011 study suggests.” They further report that, “[Oxytocin] ‘motivates in-group favoritism’ and ‘derogation’ of outsiders. According to the study, oxytocin had ‘a role in the emergence of intergroup conflict and violence.'”

Credible findings or nah? You be the judge.




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