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.
In a previous post I expressed my appreciation for Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s “Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain.” This time around I’d like to address a few reservations.
“It’s not fuckin’ rocket science, this stuff.”
– Prince of Temptation
Heliocentrism, an astronomical model, took decades to go from poppycock to common knowledge because it threatened dopamine flow by turning everyone’s world right side up. Neurocentrism, a behavioral model, might take years to gain widespread acceptance because it threatens dopamine flow by turning everyone’s world outside in.
“I never did drugs, because I knew that they were just stupid. I was in shock knowing that I was addicted to DOPAMINE.” – Michael
“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.” – B. F. Skinner
“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”
– Mark Twain