Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
"Luck is the intersection of preparation and opportunity."That is an old saying.
20+ years ago, when I got my psychology degree, here were some of the classes:Logic and reasoningStats IStats IIExperimental Methodology IExperimental Methodology IIComputer Statistical Methods(Yah, I majored in "Rat Psychology" which was the slang for experimental psych at the time)These were rigorous and hard classes, and the stats stuff is some of the most valuable skills I ever learned. Basically, it's hard to bullshit someone that knows Stats well. I am guessing that the new psychology programs are not nearly as hard anymore.
12 Part essay that exposes psychiatry as a bogus sciencehttp://antipsychiatry.org/Inventor of ADHD: “ADHD is a fictitious disease”www.currentconcerns.ch/index.php?id=1608Co-Founder of DSM admits there is no way to scientifically prove that mentall illness is realwww.cchrint.org/psychiatric-disorders/psychiatrists-on-lack-of-any-medical-or-scientific-tests/Psychiatric Drugs Shorten Life Span by 15 years on averagewww.stopshrinks.org/reading_room/antipsych/psych_drugs_shorten_life.htmlhttp://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/the-lying-liars-who-lie-about-psychiatry/
This makes me want to hang myself. I'm conflicted as to the justification: On the one hand, there is the obviously growing market for BS artists and those without critical thinking skills; on the other hand, there's the people that line up with wallet in hand to enable them in mutually-assured disconnection. Remember when 'Having a positive attitude" was a nice thing that was generally appreciated? Now we can't even tell people to stop trying to make that into a fake science. Hey, does anyone want to open up a Reiki/Phrenology clinic somewhere with rich artists and HR specialists? We can charge $600 to Rectify the Humours. Oh, wait, someone's already doing that. Scientology.
"It's all bullshit, and it's all bad for you." George CarlinFor some reason, this story more than any other convinces me that we are well and truly fucked.But I know, I just need to think positive and everything will work out!
I hate it when people don't get to the point of their paper in the first couple of paragraphs. It gets me to thinking that maybe they don't have one and it will be a waste of my time reading the rest only to get to the end and find no main point.But that's just me. I am sure others are just fine with sloppy writing.--Hale
"...open up a Reiki/Phrenology clinic..."and high colonics are the ragea perfect fit
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