Skin Horse by Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey C. Wells

Skin Horse

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    “soft science” HA! A science is defined as a field of exploration that uses the scientific method. And since psychology is into pet theories that have consistently turned out to be wrong, decade after decade, where does that leave it?

  2. wdpeck

    wdpeck said, almost 4 years ago

    OK, “squishy” science, then?

  3. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, almost 4 years ago

    Toboz: “I’m using my highly sophisticated digital blocking scheme to kill filter your puerility.”

  4. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik said, almost 4 years ago


    Fatty science, since we’re dealing with the brain.

  5. tigre1again

    tigre1again said, almost 4 years ago

    Best strip going. NEVER sell out to Hollywood.

  6. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    re: night-gaunt

    You are speaking of people who have degrees in medicine and biology, not psychology. (I’ve 51 graduate credits in bio myself) A psychiatrist has an M.D. and then studies psychiatry after becoming a doctor.
    Brain mechanics are still extremely poorly understood. We know a few things from observation, such as the hippocampus being responsible for long-term memory, but we still can’t answer basic questions like “is memory holographic or is it stored in specific areas?” One of the more interesting studies on that was about a quarter century ago where a bio took salamanders and moved their brains, added brains, flipped their brains upside down in their craniums, stored brains in the tail for a time and put them back, etc. The salamanders would act normally once they regenerated, despite having half a brain, brains from two salamanders, etc. It would be risky to try to assume a human brain works the same way, but it did provide some clues.
    We have no answers to such questions like “why do people who have as much as 90% of their brains destroyed by hydroencephalopathy have normal or high IQs, versus the person who has a mild concussion but never completely recovers.”
    I’ve never met a psychology student that wasn’t a party animal that majored in psychology so that they could party but still have a degree in four or five years. Oh, some would claim to want to work with kids or criminals, but when they were absent half the time from class getting loaded and worse, where were their hearts truly at? It was an excuse of a degree.

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