• Modernity,  Polemics

    The Effect of Postmodernism on Science

    Drawing on the work of the late French philosophers Deleuze and Guattari, the objective of this paper is to demonstrate that the evidence-based movement in the health sciences is outrageously exclusionary and dangerously normative with regards to scientific knowledge. As such, we assert that the evidence-based movement in health sciences constitutes a good example of microfascism at play in the contemporary scientific arena. (source) A revolution starts slowly and insidiously. That’s its nature. Before you even recognize it, you’ve been caught up in it throes. By the time you realize what’s happening, it’s too late. Revolutions must happen this way or else they wouldn’t happen at all. In the last…

  • Modernity

    Depression, Anxiety, and Choice

    People who suffer from depression often share a common characteristic that might not be obvious: a sense of loss. You don’t actually have to lose something to suffer from a sense of loss. To be sure, many mourn real losses, but many also mourn potential losses. We look at where we are in life and become sad at where we are not. A universe of possibilities exist and most seem better than the one we find ourselves in currently. So we mourn the loss of a thing we never had in the first place, but maybe now imagine we should possess. We mourn the potential but unpossessed and we mourn…