Self-deception

The Dopamine Project Is Looking For One Smart, Aware, Courageous Billionaire

by Charles Lyell on June 2, 2016

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot



Junk Science and the Marijuana Disinformation Machine

by Charles Lyell on April 23, 2016

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.”



An Open Letter to Dr. Nora Volkow, National Institute on Drug Abuse Director

March 4, 2016

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 for DIMwits: Introducton

August 23, 2015

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 how our species ended up in the mess we’re in and what can be done to keep humans from self-destructing.



Chapter 3: Primitive Binary Programming and the Human Heisenbug Fix

August 21, 2015

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.



Chapter 4: The Dopamine Glitch

August 21, 2015

“Nevertheless, it cannot be coincidental that the only animals in which gangs of males expand their territory by deliberately exterminating neighboring males happen to be humans and chimpanzees.” – Frans de Waal



Chapter 6: A Conspiracy of DIMwits

August 18, 2015

To protect themselves against honesty (and provide the unconsciousness addictions require) DIMwits play an assortment of dopamine games. One especially flimsy game is I’ll Let You Deny Your Addictions If You Let Me Deny Mine.



Chapter 7: Thinking Outside the Asylum

August 14, 2015

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




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