History of Madness – Track 8

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Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped on cassettes in 1982.  This post is the eighth audio track.  More audio tracks will follow.

Track 1:  The beginning of History of Madness lecture course

He surveys the idea of madness “as far back as we can go”.  At the end of the course, he talks a little about his theory of madness: which he called at the time, “Wholistic Theory of Madness”  based social field theory and Temperament.

Once asked what was the most important thing he wanted people to get from his work, he said:

“I want people to understand that there is no such thing as madness.”

david_keirsey_in_library Dr. David West Keirsey

Track 8:

Wholistic theory:
The Wholistic View.

Wheeler’s Laws of Human Nature
polarization…  continued…

Gradient principle

Law of Equal Finality: forms – patterns — unity

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Nora Bateson -Beginnings?


I always forget to start at the beginning. Is there a beginning? This is my first blog post, and the discovery of this form is new to me (probably not new to you). That newness is a beginning. A discovery is sometimes a beginning. I can accept these beginnings as long as the middle and the end can coexist.

Story, art, biology, ideas, culture, love– all the things that interest me– they do not have timelines. No big bang, no apocalypse, just the infinite dance between chaos and order. Contemplating the paradox of this tension is the most delicious part of my work. Slippery subjects like humor and husbands, like flavor and forgiveness are demanding that those who wish to study them do not oversimplify. The complexity is what is at stake… for me, that is everything.nora_bateson_200906-123

Ideas change, they warp and become salty, they run, they are eclipsed, they…

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Carly Fiorina lied about the Planned Parenthood video – an OB/GYN calls her out

From Dr. Jen Gunter:

Dr. Jen Gunter

Carly_fiorina_speakingCarly Fiorina said this about Planned Parenthood on Wednesday, September 16th during the 2nd GOP debate:

Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, “We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.”

Either she didn’t watch the video and is claiming she did, she watched the video and is incapable of understanding what she saw, or she lied.

I’m an OB/GYN and I’ve watched the Planned Parenthood videos and am far more qualified than Ms. Fiorina to comment on what they do and do not contain or represent. As an aside, it also helps to have a rudimentary knowledge of editing movies on a computer something I do hope the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard possesses.

The Planned Parenthood video that Fiorina is supposedly referencing is the 3rd one, Human Capital Episode 3. Some anti-choice site claims the video is…

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