Wired News: The Crusade Against Religion

Wired News: The Crusade Against Religion:Prophecy, I’ve come to realize, is a complex meme. When prophets provoke real trouble, bring confusion to society by sowing reverberant doubts, spark an active, opposing consensus everywhere — that is the sign they’ve hit a nerve. But what happens when they don’t hit a nerve? There are plenty of […]

Is autism a "disorder"? Is psychopathy a "disease"?

Is autism a “disorder”? Is psychopathy a “disease”?:I realize that these are uneasy bedfellows. Autism isn’t psychopathy. The question is, are there many “disorders” that are really “adaptations”? Homosexuality once appeared in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as a disorder — now, it’s considered just part of the spectrum of human behavior, considered best as […]