Tag Archives: mental health

Randi on natural selection.

No one doubts the huge contribution that one Randall James Hamilton Zwinge, better known as the Amazing James Randi, has made globally to skeptical thought and inquiry. However on occassion his pronouncements can seem a little at odds with the scientific consensus.

Recent comments made by Randi have been seized upon by the quack community as evidence he has a secret eugenics agenda. Continue reading

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Believe in the paranormal? You must be mad!

Parapsychologist Dr Barry Taff has posted a grossly offensive, and highly unethical, blog post detailing his encounters with believers in ghosts and UFOs. Continue reading

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Shooting down stigma

In the wake of the latest US high school shootings debate has raged across the internet determining what can be done to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future. Everything from tighter gun control to speculation about the mental health of the shooter has been discussed. But is it fair to assume that mental health plays a part in spree shootings? Continue reading

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Simon Wessley and Maddox prize "controversy"

Suffering as I do from my own mental health condition I despair at the attitude that seems prevalent in promoting the extreme ends of the CFS community to engage in such tactics and to feel the need to loudly denounce people who attempt to research the condition and develop treatments to assist them. Continue reading

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Enemy Within

Ed Cara explores whether mass hysteria might be behind outbreaks of conversion disorder in an upstate New York School. Continue reading

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Psychobabble: Leave Newt alone

I’m defending Newt Gringrich. Why? Because no one should be dismissed or discredited on the grounds of unfounded, or otherwise, allegations that they are mentally ill. Continue reading

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Psychobabble: Psycho killers?

Are the mentally ill more violent than the rest of the population or is that just a myth. Continue reading

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