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Other viewpoints include that of Hans Eysenck, who believes that Freud set back the study of psychology and psychiatry "by something like fifty years or more", and that of Malcolm Macmillan, who concluded that "Freud's method is not capable of yielding objective data about mental processes". Morris Eagle states that it has been "demonstrated quite conclusively that because of the epistemologically contaminated status of clinical data derived from the clinical situation, such data have questionable probative value in the testing of psychoanalytic hypotheses". Richard Webster considers psychoanalysis perhaps the most complex and successful pseudoscience in history.
Allan Hobson believes that Freud, by rhetorically discrediting 19th century investigators of dreams such as Alfred Maury and the Marquis de Hervey de Saint-Denis at a time when study of the physiology of the brain was only beginning, interrupted the development of scientific dream theory for half a century. In a 1915 essay for The Journal of Abnormal Psychology, noted dream psychologist Lydiard H. Horton dismissed Freud's dream theory as "dangerously inaccurate" and claimed his approach to dream psychology "infinitely refined the guesses of earlier generations of thinkers as to the relationship of sleep-fancies to the waking life."
Karl Popper, who argued that all proper scientific theories must be potentially falsifiable, claimed that Freud's psychoanalytic theories were presented in unfalsifiable form, meaning that no experiment could ever disprove them.
originally posted by: TheJourney
originally posted by: ISeekTruth101
By saying 'a person', as oppose to 'a homosexual', you are evading the topic and desensitising readers from the actual issue.
Dear lord...'these homosexuals aren't people like us'...now I've heard it all...Im glad we always have members who are able to be caricatures of 'the problem' on these threads...you do as much to discredit your own argument as anyone else could...saying we shouldn't call homosexuals people...lmao...
originally posted by: MKMoniker
Homosexuals as parents is very controversial. But the "proof" is out there:
CHILDREN RAISED IN GAY AND LESBIAN HOUSEHOLDS SUFFER
STUDY SHOWS LINK BETWEEN HOMOSEXUALITY AND PEDOPHILIA
A new study confirmed what police and psychiatrists have known for decades: a definitive link exists between male homosexuality and pedophilia.
LINK BETWEEN HOMOSEXUALITY AND PEDOPHILIA
OUT FROM UNDER: THE IMPACT OF HOMOSEXUAL PARENTING
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: MstWntd
Whats your view?.. will throwing babies at same sex couples lead to a future where homosexuality is accepted?..
First of all, who is throwing babies?
Second: Who is stomping their heads in?
Third: And who is carrying them around after they die because mom doesn't know how to put them down?
Fourth: What about the babies that the natural parents didn't want - you know, the babies brought into this world because laws prohibit the mother from making a decision about whether to have them at all and can legally take care of a potentially life-threatening (in many ways) situation before the zygote can feel anything at all? WAY before it is even 'gender-specific', or 'thinking', or even has a heartbeat?
originally posted by: and14263
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
Messages is probably the wrong word... It's more about the impacts of different family structures.
I only copied and pasted some stats from a youtube poster
originally posted by: MKMoniker
a reply to: flammadraco
While you "flame" about fundamentalist Christians as your main religious target, I'd like to educate you a little about how all the world's Great Religions think about homosexuality:
SHARIA SURE AIN'T GAY - MUHAMMAD AND THE HOMOSEXUAL
DOES HINDUISM CONDEMN HOMOSEXUALITY?
In general, "twice-born" Hindus are prohibited from homosexual acts (maithunam pumsi), such as in Manusmrti 11:74, which mentions both men and women.
BUDDHISM AND HOMOSEXUALITY
The Dalai Lama has stated that homosexuality is not allowed in Buddhism. The Buddha states that those who openly express cross-gender features or strong homosexual desires and actions, may not become a monk. Homosexuality is also not allowed among Buddhist lay people.
RUSSIA PASSES LAW BANNING GAY PROPAGANDA
COURT RESTORES INDIA'S BAN ON GAY SEX
The Indian Supreme Court reinstated a colonial-era law banning gay sex, ruling that it had been struck down improperly by a lower court.
AUSTRALIA STRIKES DOWN GAY MARRIAGE, AFTER 5 DAYS
originally posted by: MstWntd
Finally something sensible.. like I have stated.. a) the child has rights to hetrosexual necular family and b) theres plenty of hetrosexual couples wanting to take them.. moving on this isnt about the stupid abortion laws in the US..
Your comments often call me out of taking this stuff so seriously!
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: MstWntd
Just for your avoiding future embarrassment the phrase is "moot points" not "mute points."
You're the one that posited the "rights" of the child to choose its birth and family circumstances, not me. I agree completely that it's a pretty silly comparison.
So, it's okay for the parents to inflict a system of superstition which will likely cause some level of confusion and discomfort for the rest of the child's life, while the child is still non compos mentis and cannot defend herself or himself from indoctrination by parents?
Wow, and here I thought you were advocating for the child's rights!