Saturday, May 11, 2013

Atheists might appreciate this analogy

Of Insel’s recent actions:
Some people have likened this to a ‘revolution’….

Rather I think that this ought to be seen as a Reformation, as in Protestant….

We have an old, hegemonic institution, once revered but increasingly regarded as sclerotic – the DSM system / Catholic Church. This institution is, in theory, the one true embodiment of an idea – biological psychiatry / Christianity. But along comes a critic who believe in the idea, perhaps more fervently than ever, but want to reform the institution that they believe has failed its mission – Thomas Insel / Martin Luther.

I don’t think Neurocritic realizes just how appropriate that analogy is.

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