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Posted by Todd ( on January 17, 2000 at 19:49:03:

In Reply to: I didn't say it was a BIG theory... posted by Q on January 17, 2000 at 19:23:28:

do you feel the circadian aspects of ch are opportunistic? Most people report that ch strikes during periods of relaxation, i.e., after work while resting in front of the evening news, or during sleep. Why would the brain choose these periods to crave euphoria rather than periods of high stress or discomfort when euphoria would be a welcome relief?
Also, why would the brain choose to invoke such severe pain as a means to euphoria? If the euphoria (still yet to be demonstrated to present) is the result of the release of endorphines or other chemicals, why doesn't the brain just release these directly without the 'side trip' to ch?
And, since it has been clearly demonstrated that the brain does not experience pain, can you demonstrate that the brain experiences euphoria? If not, what's the point? The brain exposes the consciousness to a horrific experience from which the brain itself is insulated for the purpose of later exposing the consciousness to the pleasure of euphoria which the brain is ALSO incapable of experiencing?
Someone earlier posted that, generally speaking, the simplest explanation which fits all the facts is usually the correct one.

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