“Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.” – Carl Sagan
“I understand your conclusions and I agree that they are not as dopamine appealing as Kim Kardashian’s booty. My question is whether or not they are really dopamine repellent.”
“New opinions often appear first as jokes and fancies, then as blasphemies and treason, then as questions open to discussion, and finally as established truths.” – George Bernard Shaw
“I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making mistakes or of appearing naive.”
– Abraham Maslow
“The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Straw Man Arguments is a popular dopamine game that employs a clever ploy — misrepresenting what was said. The objective is to “win” disputes by questioning, disproving, dismissing, trivializing, mocking, being offended by, and/or objecting to what wasn’t said.
The Semmelweis reflex is one reason it might take years until the information contained on this site is considered common knowledge.
“What makes you think that human beings are sentient and aware? There’s no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told – and become upset if they are exposed to any different view.” – Michael Crichton