: When you studied psychology in uni, what was the ratio science/literature (philosophy, sociology) ?


I didn’t have any philosophy course in university, I’ve learned all the philosophy I know in high school and on my own. I had a couple of courses of sociology (the first I disliked, the second I liked very much). I had also an history course.

The theory of evolution is a theory, and essentially the theory of evolution is not science — Darwin made it up. […] Under the most rudimentary, basic scientific examination, the theory of evolution has never stood up to scientific scrutiny.

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: What's a good way of telling apart psychology from common sense stuff passing as psychology?

Studying it.


: What are your thoughts on Jacques Lacan?

I don’t know enough about his work to have an informed opinion.


: I love you :) But my question, what did you mayor in?

Clinical psychology. 

I love you too.


: Which branch of science would you say is your favourite to learn about, and why?

Well, I have to say psychology. Although I find that my field is full of crap, when it’s done the right way, psychology continues to be a tremendous source of interest for me.

Anyway, outside my field, I like to learn about evolutionary biology, neuroscience and physics.


: Cake or pie?

Chocolate cake.


: Which grade of school are you attending?

I’m not in school anymore. I graduated from my master’s degree almost an year ago. I’m now in the middle of an a year long traineeship.

The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this. … For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstition.
↳ Albert Einstein, 1954. (via Letters of Note)

Dizzying dance of the Kepler candidates

Planetary scientist Alex Parker created this visualization showing 2299 planets found by NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft.