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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 8: Satirists Have Been Writing About DIM for Centuries

November 1, 2017

“All human beings are becoming humanoids. All over the world, not just in America. We’re just getting there faster since we’re the most advanced country.” – Howard Beale


Chapter 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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


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.



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