About “crazy as a shrink,” what else did you need to know?
Mid-twentieth century critics were offered a Freudian diagnosis for their motives. That made the Freudians’ arguments unanswerable.
The word “mystery” has at least three meanings, which allows for easy confusion.
Free will is a solved problem: It grows with growth in virtue.
The technique would doubtless help some, but generalized would be an obvious disaster, and any layperson who has ever worked in a mixed group of people can spot the problem.
Helping people in trauma, using fewer drugs and mechanical interventions.
In “How we die matters” Danny Eisen, (The Ottawa Citizen, September 10, 2011) recounts, “My cousin fought his killers as his plane headed for the World Trade Center.” Like virtually everyone else who knew Danny [Lewin], I wondered if more had happened in the last minutes of that flight. The question would be answered later […]
In “Charles Manson, Please Save Marriage & Family Therapy”, family therapist David Schnarch pleads for a reconsideration of “mind-mapping”, Applied neuroscience is a hot topic among mental health professionals, and there are two different views of mind-mapping in ascendance: One is based on attachment theory, which proposes that mind-mapping develops by parents giving children accurate […]
Humans can’t even afford to think like machines.
Good people have way more free will than bad people. And no neuroscience find is going to change that. It’s just part of the fabric of reality.
In fact, if New Scientist keeps on this way, they will make life difficult for UD News. They were always such a ready source of crackpot cosmologies and psychologies, and fevered Darwin cult crusades, etc. A break from the more demanding coverage of real science news, often welcomed.
Mindfulness can improve the effectiveness of chronic pain relief without increases in harmful drugs, which may be in conflict with other medically necessary drugs.
… in the last 5 years, about 400 of the 3000 respondents changed religions, mostly to Christianity, “where the promise of receiving care is greater …
Traditional Christians expect some level of unavoidable suffering as part of life, accepting it as a test of character (not of faith, because their faith told them to expect it). The same situation might look very different to the person who honestly believes that if things aren’t going well, there is something wrong with him.
This Spiked interview by Tim Black with Raymond Tallis might be useful reading: This sense that our minds are not what we thought they were, that it’s our brains, and the natural-physical causal network of which they are part, that is really calling the shots has been lovingly embraced by politicos on both sides of […]