Evolution

The Dopamine Matrix: Where Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

by Charles Lyell on December 17, 2011

Its 2025 and world leaders can no longer ignore the fact that the human race is on the verge of collapse. The situation is so dire the world’s greatest minds are brought together for a […]



Dopamine Addiction: The Difference Between Human Beings and Neochimps

by Charles Lyell on December 7, 2011

“In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly. But with humans it is the other way around: a lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar.” – Anton Chekhov



Why the Least Evolved Reject Evolution

by Charles Lyell on July 10, 2011

“Monkeys are superior to men in this: When a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.”
– Malcolm de Chazal



Buckminster Fuller, Free Lunch, Dopamine Bias, and Nature’s Way

by Charles Lyell on July 7, 2011

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”
– C.S. Lewis



Leave It to Beavers

by Charles Lyell on July 5, 2011

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity.” – Dale Carnegie



Same Neurochemistry, One Difference: Dr. Robert Sapolsky on Dopamine

July 4, 2011

If you have five minutes, Dr. Robert Sapolsky, professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, delivers a brilliant crash course on how dopamine manipulates behavior. As Dr. Sapolsky explains, dopamine levels increase as soon […]



Shopping Carts, Dopamine, Monkey-See-Monkey-No-Do

by Charles Lyell on July 4, 2011

“Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by anyone, but coaxed downstairs, a step at a time.” – Mark Twain



Homo Sapiens Sopranos: How Dopamine Addicts Hijacked Evolution

by Charles Lyell on July 4, 2011

“There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.“
– Alfred Hitchcock




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