The NeuroSkeptic blog reports: Neuroscience’s Shoe Saga If you delve into the wildest depths of the scientific literature, you will find a trilogy of papers so weird, that they have become legendary. In these articles, spanning a 12 year period, author Jarl Flensmark says that heeled shoes cause mental illness, while flat footwear promotes brain […]
Consumer alert: Schizophrenic reportage on schizophrenia
Consumer beware. The past month has supplied these two items: (1) In Scientific American: ” ‘Schizophrenia Gene’ Discovery” (2) In BMJ (the publication formerly called British Medical Journal): ” ‘Schizophrenia’ does not exist”
Schizophrenia – caused by demons?
“The causes of schizophrenia have been the subject of much debate”, and the debate is now extended with a new possibility proposed by Dr. Kemal Irmak, of the High Council of Science, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey. In the June 2014 issue (Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 773-777) of the Journal of Religion and […]