On the Turin Shroud, 1

‘A love letter from God’ From personal experience I know that, when one is immersed in the dogma of a pseudoscience, the believer swears that it is real science. A typical believer in a classical pseudoscience, such as the study of UFOs or parapsychology, ignores that there is a litmus test to distinguish between false…

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Psychotherapy: the queen of the cults

Or: The ten books that made an impact in my life before I became racially conscious 7.- Final Analysis (read in 1999) Do you know that one of the editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the official diagnostic guide of the American Psychiatric Association used by all psychiatrists, holds that for…

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Why psychiatry is a false science

This text appears in Day of Wrath ______ 卐 ______   “An irrefutable hypothesis is a sure-fire sign of a pseudoscience.” —Terence Hines [1]   According to Ron Leifer, there have been four parallel critiques of psychiatry: Thomas Szasz’s conceptual and logical critique of the mental illness idea; Leifer’s own parallel critique of social control…

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