Monthly Archives: October 2015

Against Against Autism Cures

[Content warning: autism, disability, psychiatry, abuse] I. Vox: We’ve called autism a disease for decades. We were wrong. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I know and like many people in the autism rights movement. They … Continue reading

Contra Caplan on Mental Illness

I. Bryan Caplan has a 2006 paper arguing that economic theory casts doubt on the consensus view of psychiatric disease. He writes: Economists recognize the benefits of specialization. Only with hestitation, then, can economists focus their attention on an unfamiliar … Continue reading

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OT29: Popen Thread

This is the semimonthly open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. Some argument around the vegetarianism article. Some people say we can’t be sure cows aren’t an order of magnitude or two more “intelligent” … Continue reading

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Swifties 3: The Race Is Not To The Swifty

[see: Wikipedia: Tom Swifties, Tom Swifties Written By An Author Willing To Go To Any Lengths To Make A Tom Swifty Thus Resulting In Constructions That Often Require More Work For Readers Than For The Author, Fifty Swifties, and Fifty … Continue reading