Therapy capitalism and the crisis of scientific psychology….

An interesting article on a confusing subject with its confused legacy of psychoanalysis onward through the cuckoo’s nest to the hard to evaluate world of clinical psychology/pharmacology (of which I was once very critical after working briefly as an orderly in a psychiatric crisis clinic in the Thorazine era: the void between ‘neurosis’ and ‘schizophrenia’ is tricky). The reign of modern psychology has not produced a viable understanding of man starting with Freud’s limited studies and gross confusions and the failed efforts at making a science out of psychology. The problem emerged in the wake of Newtonian physics and the onset of scientism, a limited realm pointed to by such as Kant and Schopenhauer: the left has suffered regression into scientism here due to the bad influence of marxist fundamentalism. Sufis, buddhists, and yogis, despite the wreckage of their own legacies in the occult wasteland of guruism have often noted this and produced a series of updated spiritual psychologies of often equally baseless superstition. But all in all buddhist style psychologies (despite buddhist confusion over anatta) or else secularized yoga psychology (minus hatha yoga) point to much that has simply been lost in the modern world, which however is slowly moving to correct its imbalance, leaving superficial psychology scientism behind. But the noumenon/phenomenon issue, however much science would tend to reject that form of idealism, lurks to render self-knowledge difficult…a long discussion for the moment…
Having worked around psychiatric residents in training, a gang of rapacious jerks, mostly, I have lost any trust in the realm of therapy and its exploitation as a crypto-capitalism of hapless victims of the hundred dollar an hour bluff of expertise. Continue reading  Therapy capitalism and the crisis of scientific psychology….

Yes, there is a war between science and religion | Alternet

I consider myself a secularist and have written dozens of posts at my blogs to prove the point as harsh critic of ‘religion’, whatever that is.
But in the end science groupies are almost as idiotic as religious types and the fact remains, btw, that those horrid fundies at the the
Discotute have found and codifid all the problems with darwinism and simply laugh in the face of those who think that science has a solid method that is free of ideology.Biologists are simply incapable it seems of clarifying their mistakes in evolutionary theory. And they have brainwashed millions in the process here. Some science…
Where that leaves the science religion debate is not clear but the whole game should be seen as slapstick at this point.

The ancient subject of materialist Samkhya and its upgraded version in works of such as Bennett in the Dramatic Universe show that behind the degraded idiocies of monotheism (we should simply drop the term religion) the ‘spiritual’ and scientific impulse is the same in both cases. Conventional cannot unlock thy mystery of human psychology understood centuries ago and if we examine the ‘science’ here at the level of Psychology Today we discover primitive idiots of the worst kind…

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As the West becomes more and more secular, and the discoveries of evolutionary biology and cosmology shrink the boundaries of faith, the claims that science and religion are compatible grow louder. If you’re a believer who doesn’t want to seem anti-science, what can you do? You must argue that your faith – or any faith – is perfectly compatible with science.

Source: Yes, there is a war between science and religion | Alternet