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A Media Bias Sampler

Support for conservatism in secular science media is as rare as a true transitional form in the fossil record.

Of Minds and Men

So many psychological theories have come and gone; does anything remain worth clinging to?

Psychotherapy Has a Shrink

For better or worse, the practice of psychotherapy is shrinking, reports say.

Chinks in the Scientific Method

V & V. That’s shorthand in project design for “validation and verification.” Does the scientific method provide V & V? We are all taught to think that peer review, publication and replication help science to be self-checking, so as to avoid error. Some recent articles show that ain’t necessarily so. It may sound good in theory, but in practice, the ideal doesn’t always match the real.

Psychotherapy: Needs Reboot? or Just Boot?

The word “reboot” assumes a prior boot. You can’t reboot something that never booted up in the first place. The American Psychological Association is calling for “rebooting psychotherapy.” Is it even booted up? The press release begins with an admission that questions whether psychotherapy ever got powered on.
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