Make plans lightly [2 Cor 1]

Yesterday I returned to work, bearing cake. MY aim was to simply clear four weeks of emails. Can I give this lecture. Can I review this paper. What to do with the commissioning people who suddenly want another review when we have completed the job… Read More

Specific therapy is better than generic?

Getting positive results in a properly don trial of two active psychotherapies is hard, as the generic therapeutic effect is quite significant. There are ways of cheating, such as using wait list comparisons (who get nothing but a place for therapy) but such studies are needed. Read More

Be reviled — Mt 5

We are going to be reviled because we are not part of the club. It looks like the members of the club are more evil that we expected. If the allegations in the Daily Mail are correct (and the Mail breaks stories) then Heath would, if alive, be in… Read More

Quotage, administrivia…

Bruce Charlton is suspending blogging, thinking that he has nothing to say. A pity: he tends to get to the core of problems fairly quickly and generally in an orthodox manner. I'm quoting him here because he said something in that was mentioned… Read More

Sunday Holy Sonnet

One THOU hast made me, And shall thy worke decay? Repaire me now, for now mine end doth haste, I runne to death, and death meets me as fast, And all my pleasures are like yesterday; I dare not move my dimme eyes any way, Despaire behind,… Read More

Christ alone [Jn 10]

Those who are truly righteous will live, and their salvation is by their own doing. There is but one problem. No one has been truly righteous but Christ -- whom the religious authorities had killed, for it was deemed expedient that one person should… Read More

Like the Ancients [I Tim 6]

It appears that the tenured Muslim argues that the law of Shari'a permits slavery, so it is justified. The teaching on slavery again matters, for the left have decided our fate is to submit.
The Jews, as a minority that has suffered tyranny and…
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