C. S. Lewis – Christian writer who foresaw the rise of scientism

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a British writer and Cambridge professor of medieval studies who underwent a profound conversion to Christianity. His popular books include The Screwtape Letters (1942, where a senior and junior devil correspond on the topic of how to destroy souls), The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950, which has become… Read More C. S. Lewis – Christian writer who foresaw the rise of scientism

Is this “one of the worst scientific scandals of all time”? | Cosmos | + Opinion

Hans Eysenck comes under fire – again. Stephen Fleischfresser reports. Source: Is this “one of the worst scientific scandals of all time”? | Cosmos Opinion: If we question psychology and psychiatry today, chances are we get a muted response at best. People are afraid of stirring up that pot because, well, meds might make the difference… Read More Is this “one of the worst scientific scandals of all time”? | Cosmos | + Opinion

Psych Tests Where You ‘Answer Without Thinking’ Promote Politically Correct Answers, Not Honest Ones | Science 2.0

A new paper finds that instead of leading to more honest replies, presumably because people don’t think about the response, time pressure questions actually increase the likelihood of socially desirable answers over honest ones.There’s a longstanding belief in the field of psychology that limiting the time subjects have to respond to questions will Source: Psych… Read More Psych Tests Where You ‘Answer Without Thinking’ Promote Politically Correct Answers, Not Honest Ones | Science 2.0

Would you stand up to an oppressive regime or would you conform? Here’s the science | + Opinion

Opinion – This article is from The Conversation. I’d just like to make the preliminary remark that although a pretty good piece, it has flaws. Ironically, some see scientism – like the kind promoted here – as a kind of oppressive regime. Instead of saying “research has shown” the author would have done better to… Read More Would you stand up to an oppressive regime or would you conform? Here’s the science | + Opinion

Abused children four times more likely to develop mental illness | + Opinion

Children who have experienced child abuse or neglect are more likely to develop serious mental illness such as psychoses and bipolar disorder. Source: Abused children four times more likely to develop mental illness Opinion: Let’s play along for a moment and assume that psychiatric diagnostic categories are valid. If the claim made in the headline… Read More Abused children four times more likely to develop mental illness | + Opinion

Rise of the robot therapists and the psychiatry apps vying to replace humans | + Opinion

As a society, we are increasingly waking up to the stresses and strains everyday life has on our mental health. Source: Rise of the robot therapists and the psychiatry apps vying to replace humans Opinion: As the above-linked article says, robot psychiatrists may not be here tomorrow but mental health chatbots are gaining in popularity.… Read More Rise of the robot therapists and the psychiatry apps vying to replace humans | + Opinion

Greta Thunberg meets Trudeau, tells him he’s not doing enough to fight climate change | CBC News | + Opinion

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau this morning he’s not doing enough to protect the environment from the threat of runaway climate change. Source: Greta Thunberg meets Trudeau, tells him he’s not doing enough to fight climate change | CBC News Opinion: I agree that the planet is warming but I am… Read More Greta Thunberg meets Trudeau, tells him he’s not doing enough to fight climate change | CBC News | + Opinion