Mass denial

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.



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.



Dopamine Reviews: Think Like A Freak (cont)

by Charles Lyell on January 13, 2015

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.



One Difference Between Ebola and Humans

by Charles Lyell on October 24, 2014

“Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You’re a plague and we are the cure.”
– Agent Smith



Thinking Outside the Asylum

by Charles Lyell on September 30, 2014

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



Is Sex Addiction THE Biggest Threat to Our Species’ Survival?

by Charles Lyell on September 14, 2014

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




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