I believe that when you smoke pot you are relaxing your physical being to a point where the soul has no barriers and can explore the surroundings freely without inhibitions. I tend to thirst for knowledge on such a higher level when I am stoned. I feel as though my mind is more apt to explore those things which I am bewildered by rather than information that is inconsequential at the time. However, sometimes that which is irrelevant is what really boggles the mind. It is a never-ending quest.