Saturday, 23 August 2008

Mud thrown is ground lost

An article from 1999 by Alan W. Scheflin gives an excellent overview of the whole False Memory/Recovered Memory Therapy debate:
...The most acrimonious, vicious and hurtful internal controversy in the history of modern psychiatry.
From its very beginning in the late 1980s, it has been more an "ad hominem" war, appealing to feelings and prejudices, rather than a matter of reasoned professional disagreement.
As such, it has demonstrated the wisdom of Louis Nizer's cogent observation that "mud thrown is ground lost..."

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