Mass Denial

Chapter XX: Dopamine Games – Everybody’s Doing It

by Charles Lyell on July 2, 2014

“Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

How Good Guys Can Stop Helping Bad Guys

by Charles Lyell on April 17, 2014

“If I only had three words of advice, they would be, Tell the Truth. If got three more words, I’d add, all the time.” – Randy Pausch

Dopamine Reviews: The Wolf of Wall Street

by Charles Lyell on March 1, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street is a film about out-of-control drug addicts lying, cheating, bribing, wasting, stealing obscene amounts of money, spreading STDs, and wreaking a whole lotta havoc TO SCORE DOPAMINE SQUIRTS IN THEIR BRAINS.

Revenge of the Dopbots

by Charles Lyell on September 10, 2013

“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

Dopamine Dialogues: Do Scientists Lack Curiosity and Imagination?

July 1, 2013

“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.”

The New York Times Discovers Dopamine

by Charles Lyell on June 11, 2013

“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

Why All Lies Involve Maintaining Dopamine Flow

by Charles Lyell on June 9, 2013

“The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Dopamine Games: Straw Man Arguments

by Charles Lyell on May 14, 2013

Straw Man Arguments is a popular dopamine game that employs an obvious 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.

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