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Is the American Psychiatric Association Going Nuts? DSM-5 in the Eyes of the World.


I am not a psychiatrist, nor am I a chef.  However, it doesn’t take a chef to know when a container of milk has gone sour.  I won’t criticize the preparation of a béarnaise sauce, nor will I express an … Continue reading

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Creating New Memories Artificially


This article raises some interesting possibilities.  Can false memories be inserted into a normal brain?  If new memories can be created, can real memories be deleted?  Can a prefrontal lobotomy be achieved with greater precision?  If memories can be created, … Continue reading

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Capitalism Explained by a Nurse


Words, words, words.  Many people think that a word is a thing.  Take sex, most of us have different images of a simple three-letter word:  I don’t have space to list all of them.  If you say something is a … Continue reading

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Why Critical Thinking Can Be So Difficult


In the world we see differences between cultures through the lens of our own cultural formation.  We are subject to biases against practices we do not observe in our own universe of experience.  We have to leave to leave the … Continue reading

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Is Higher Education Becoming a Hi-Tech Trade School?


In Britain, an Assault on Academic Values November 29, 2012, 11:31 am The following is a guest post by Thomas Docherty, a professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Warwick and a member of the steering committee for the Council … Continue reading

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I am a Christian because it is the one true religion


NOT! It has long been a mystery to me how the leading proponents of conservatism so closely align themselves with religious fundamentalists and “cognitive dissonance” of belief.  There are many intellectuals of the right who are, perhaps, deists, Manicheans, Christians, Jews, … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Why Tuition at Public Colleges has Gone From $1000/yr to $21,000+/yr


Like the private prison industry, the predatory, for profit, private trade/college school is a growth industry funded by public money while the traditional, state-funded, 2- and 4-year higher education venues are being starved of  funding.  Why, we may ask, is the … Continue reading

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Mike Wallace Interviews Aldous Huxley


Prognosticator of the Future Here is an interview of Aldous Huxley by Mike Wallace in 1958.  This interview is as topical today as it was in the 1950s.  You will find predictions of how television and advertising will affect politics. … Continue reading

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When Big Brother Knows Everything


One of the more interesting science-fiction books I read as a youth.  At least I thought it was science fiction.  These days it is more descriptive of the world we live in.  Even the privacy of my thoughts is threatened … Continue reading

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Can Society Endure the New Indentured Servitude of Student Debt?


Ok, I’m not seriously in college anymore.  I haven’t smoked any weed in ages, I can barely remember the last time I woke up and wondered how the person next to me in bed and naked, got there.  My last … Continue reading

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