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Mon Apr 6, 2015, 02:02 AM

1. Might it not be that at least some addictions

and perhaps all of fanaticisms are themselves events owing to consciousness?

Regarding fanaticisms, consider the existence of "think tanks". Entities that media empires go-to uniformly and (almost?) exclusively to inform the population about what is real in the realm of politics, economics and war.
Could anything better fit the definition of 'fanatical'?

Regarding physical addictions, IMO consciousness hasn't been all that much of a boon.
Consider crack cocaine. From wiki:
"Coca is any of the four cultivated plants in the family Erythroxylaceae, native to western South America. The plant is grown as a cash crop in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru, even in areas where its cultivation is unlawful.[2] It also plays a role in many traditional Andean cultures as well as the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (see Traditional uses)."
In the original plant, coca is ... benign. In benign form coca is part of a thriving culture.

What degree of "consciousness" had to emerge, to concoct crack cocaine from the plant, and sell it on the streets of our cities as a quick fix for hopelessness?

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