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The Dopamine Project Is Looking For One Smart, Aware, Brave Billionaire

by Charles Lyell on January 18, 2016

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot


Dopamine Dialogues: Dear Whoeveryouare

December 27, 2015

Dear Friend,

I normally ask permission before incorporating correspondence into Dopamine Dialogue posts. Since you went to great lengths to keep me from finding out who you are, I hope you don’t mind a public response to your Email.


Dopamine Profile: What Makes Donald Run? Dopamine-Induced Madness

by Charles Lyell on August 23, 2015

The Donald is driven by the same brain disorder that drove his older brother, Fred Jr., to drink himself to death at the age of 42.


Dopamine Profile: Is Harvard’s Howard Shaffer This Century’s Cardinal Bellarmine?

by Charles Lyell on May 18, 2015

“There are horrible people who, instead of solving a problem, tangle it up and make it harder to solve for anyone who wants to deal with it. Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche


Dopamine Reviews: The Big Short

by Charles Lyell on February 24, 2015

The Big Short is actually about insanity. More specifically, it’s about the insanity resulting from dopamine-induced addictions to money, power, acceptance, approval, and status.


A Confederacy of Addicts

by Charles Lyell on February 18, 2015

To protect themselves from honesty, and the unconsciousness required to continue indulging addictions, confederates play a flimsy but effective dopamine game called I’ll Let You Deny Your Addictions If You Let Me Deny Mine.


Lyin’ Brian Williams Gets Skewered By FOX News Hypocrites, Phonies, and Frauds

by Charles Lyell on February 7, 2015

“Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.”
– Mark Twain


An Inconvenient Truth About Convenience Addiction

by Charles Lyell on February 6, 2015

The inconvenient truth is convenience has turned out to be so addictive it might be too late to save our species from self-annihilation because we’ve reached a point where just discussing what needs to be done is considered too inconvenient.



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