[ExI] fermi paradox again, was: addiction

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 08:38:11 UTC 2015

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','stathisp at gmail.com');>> wrote:
> >  Some people - very many in fact - don't use drugs to a harmful degree
>> not because they don't like them but because they don't want to. They're
>> afraid of addiction, physical problems, distraction from more productive
>> activities. They resist despite temptation
> Yes but no human being has ever encountered a temptation as powerful as
> having complete access to your emotional control panel.

If you're worried about the temptation you can just remove it. People who
are addicted to drugs often say they wish they could remove the urge to
use, but they can't. The urge to have an experience is related to how
pleasant it is anticipated the experience will be, but that is not all
there is to it.

Stathis Papaioannou
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