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We Are Not Pure Glowing Creatures of Free Will

Confronting addiction, we are forced to confront the truth, which is that we are not pure glowing creatures of free will. 

The Pleasure of Utterly Arbitrary Things

Our human existence is wonderfully complicated and our culture is wonderfully complicated by pastimes and ideas and information that are entirely divorced from the evolutionary concerns of getting our genes into the next generation. 

Artificial Pleasure: A Cognitive Miracle

We clever humans have figured out how to artificially activate our pleasure circuits.