Brains on Bias: When Atheists Factor In Faith, Guess Who Looks Stupid?
Edward B. Larson (1947–2002), an epidemiologist and psychiatrist, noticed a curious fact some years ago:
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III) used many case examples that characterized religious patients as “psychotic, delusional, incoherent, illogical, and hallucinating,” suggesting a general psychopathology that misrepresented clinical experience.
He observed that “the same scientists who were trained to accept or reject a hypothesis based on hard data seem to rely solely on their own opinions and biases when assessing the effect of religion on health.”
Do we hafta call the paramedic, or are you used to this already?