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Chapter 7: Thinking Outside the Asylum

November 1, 2017

“History is indeed little more than the register of crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.”
– Edward Gibbon, historian (1737-1794)

Chapter 9: An Introduction to Dopamine Games

by Charles Lyell on November 1, 2017

“No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games.”
– W. H. Auden

Chapter 10: Dopamine Games – The Great DIMwit Addiction Hustle

by Charles Lyell on November 1, 2017

“We can do much to reduce the shame and the stigma of drug addiction, once medical professionals, and we as a society, understand that addiction is not just ‘a disease of the brain,’ but one in which the circuits that enable us to exert free will no longer function as they should.”
– Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Chapter 11: Dopamine Games – What Problems? What Disease? What Pandemic?

by Charles Lyell on November 1, 2017

“Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.”
– Demosthenes

Chapter 14: How Dopamine Games Keep Neuroscientists From Learning About Dopamine

by Charles Lyell on November 1, 2017

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
– William James

Chapter 15: Is Sex Addiction THE Biggest Threat to DIMwit Survival?

November 1, 2017

If our species does self-destruct, it won’t be because of addictions. It will be because of the dishonesty caused by additions.

Chapter 16: Why Businesses Spend Billions Manipulating Customers’ Dopamine Flow and Why DIMwits Don’t Care

November 1, 2017

“It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.” – Voltaire

You Can’t Buy Dopamine But You Can Buy Shoes

by Charles Lyell on May 19, 2016

“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

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