Introducing a concept and/or a term: ‘Crazyism’

Just because the study of philosophy, metaphysics and ideologies goes back millennia, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still room for a new ism. And one is envisioned in a new draft paper by professor Eric Schwitzgebel at the University of California, Riverside, US. He calls it “Crazyism” “Certain fundamental questions about the metaphysics of […]

Flegr’s dominance/submissivity/sadomasochism/internet-trap test

Jaroslav Flegr [pictured here] devises complex tests to discern effects that may be suble. Here he is, at it in 2006: “Dominance, submissivity (and homosexuality) in general population. Testing of evolutionary hypothesis of sadomasochism by internet-trap-method,” Eva Jozifkova and Jaroslav Flegr, Neuroendocrinology Letters, vol. 27, no. 6, 2006, pp 711-8. The authors, at Charles University […]

What, if anything, is crazy about this?

This month’s “What, if anything, is crazy about this?” essay poses a complex challenge. Write a clear, sensible essay telling what, if anything is crazy about the following study: “Effet de l’écoute de mots déjà hallucinés chez des sujets schizophrènes en rémission : étude de six cas par la résonance magnétique nucléaire fonctionnelle” [Effects of […]