My response to CellularScale.blogspot.com about a post titled, What is up with the “Dopamine Project.”
Straw Man Arguments is a popular dopamine game that employs a clever ploy — misrepresenting what was said. The objective is to “win” disputes by questioning, disproving, dismissing, trivializing, mocking, being offended by, and/or objecting to what wasn’t said.
“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross lies your calling.” – Aristotle
The Semmelweis reflex is one reason it might take years until the information contained on this site is considered common knowledge.
Question: Why do so many seemingly rational human beings behave so irrationally? What makes nice people buy ivory, deny mistakes, complain, harm their health, destroy environments, and/or care about Kim Kardashian? Answer: Everything we do, [...]
“What makes you think that human beings are sentient and aware? There’s no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told – and become upset if they are exposed to any different view.” – Michael Crichton
Are you willing to invest ten minutes a day to change your life? Or will you let dopamine convince you that learning about how dopamine manipulates behavior is a waste of time?
“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu