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Chapter 5: How to Make Enemies and Infuriate DIMwits

November 1, 2017

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity” – Dale Carnegie


Chapter 6: A Confederacy of DIMwits

November 1, 2017

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

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: An Introduction to Dopamine Games

by Charles Lyell on November 1, 2017

“No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games.”
– W. H. Auden


Chapter 10: 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 11: Dopamine Games – What Problems? What Disease? What Pandemic?

by Charles Lyell on November 1, 2017

“Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.”
– Demosthenes


Chapter 14: How Dopamine Games Keep Neuroscientists From Learning About Dopamine

by Charles Lyell on November 1, 2017

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
– William James



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