“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot
“I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I’m a big shoe girl.” – Amy Adams
Reaching their disingenuous conclusions was as easy as pretending they were advancing science by comparing the brain scans of “11 adults between the ages of 21 and 40 who were severely dependent on cannabis and 12 matched healthy controls.”
Consider this an intervention. As you know, there’s no room for gentility when trying to convince an addict to work past the lack of free will facilitating the denial of addictions.
Dopamine doesn’t only explain normal, healthy, life-sustaining behavior, it helps explain abnormal, unhealthy, and illogical behavior.
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.
After years of failing to explain the phenomenon I decided to regroup, reorganize, rewrite, recycle, and switch gears to a semi-humorous approach to introduce anyone interested in learning about dopamine-induced madness (DIM).
If you can’t, or don’t want to, understand how the heisenbug fix turned humans into DIMwits, little of what you’re about to read will make sense.