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Law and Psychiatry part 3

Law and Psychiatry part 3

Well I am going to court as an expert witness soon. This pertains to a couple of child custody/access situations. I generally prefer testifying in criminal matters: like not guilty by reason of insanity or dangerous offender apps or sentencing for recidivist sexual psychopaths over this “civil” crap.

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The Death of Psychiatry

The Death of Psychiatry

More than 30 years ago, E. Fuller Torrey predicted psychiatry’s demise on the basis that disorders of the brain would be subsumed under the neurological specialty and problems of the mind would be taken over by the psychology professions.

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The Neurotic Basis of Socialism

The Neurotic Basis of Socialism

I have written many (irreverent) articles on the clash between the two opposing political and social ideologies: democratic socialism and republicanism. This has included pet preferences: where a conservative/capitalist would be fond of a Rottweiler and a socialist/intellectual tends towards a domestic longhair cat.

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Random Reflections on Religion and Republicanism

Random Reflections on Religion and Republicanism

I walked out of the wine store the other day and into the loving arms of two Jehovah Witnesses passing out copies of the Watchtower. A man of faith would have taken this experience as a sign from higher up that maybe I should consider Levitcus 10:9 However as a devout agnostic I did  not confuse association with causation. In other words,God, should he /she exist, probably has better things to do than to send me a personal message.

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Danger,  Will Robinson!!

Danger, Will Robinson!!

Many are in mourning following the death in Philadelphia of a Canadian made socialist robot named Hitchbot. He was designed to initiate discussions about trust, notions of safety, and our attitude towards technology. The robot was not able to walk – it completed its “hitchhiking” journeys by “asking” to be carried by those who picked it up. The droid also had artificial intelligence (AI) systems that allowed it to recognise speech and converse with people it encountered on its journey

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