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Chapter 2: Fixing the Human Heisenbug Fix

by Charles Lyell on August 20, 2015

“You are afraid of the pain now, Unk, but you won’t learn anything if you don’t invite the pain. And the more you learn, the gladder you will be to stand the pain.” – Kurt Vonnegut


Chapter 3: 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 4: Satirists Have Been Writing About DIM for Centuries

August 16, 2015

“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 5: 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)


Chapter 6: Why Businesses Spend Billions Manipulating Customers’ Dopamine Flow and Why DIMwits Don’t Care

August 12, 2015

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


Chapter 7: Is Sex Addiction THE Biggest Threat to DIMwit Survival?

August 10, 2015

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


Dopamine Profile: 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.



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