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Re: False Memory Syndrome vs. Lying Perpetrator Syndro TofuEmmy

Posted by tabitha on June 26, 2004, at 23:43:00

In reply to Re: False Memory Syndrome vs. Lying Perpetrator Syndro fires, posted by TofuEmmy on June 26, 2004, at 21:40:12

> Funny, I don't care to use MY time reading links written by people who compare psychologists to practioners of "witchcraft". I read until it became evident what the author was trying to do.
> The very first paragraph states that supporters of the dx say that DID "afflicts at least a tenth of all Americans and perhaps 30 percent of poor people." But there is no citation for this astounding figure. Hard to read past that, isn't it? Sure was for me.

Me too, Emmy. Well actually I did read the whole thing. It just seemed like one of those arguments where the person characterizes their adversary in such a twisted way that it's impossible to reject their conclusions. But it doesn't have much meaning, since it starts from such a faulty base. There's a name for it-- straw man argument I think.




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