Sunday, April 14, 2013

Questioning Psychology and Evolution

To dare question the validity of psychology ( "mental illness" and "chemical imbalance"), especially in light of no studies that prove this, is like taking on evolution when, as with the other two, there is zero evidence of the existence of such a thing.

Tell a lie long enough, people will begin to believe it. Even without any evidence to support it. Even in the face of evidence that actually disproves it. Think of the movie "Expelled" with Ben Stein; the documentary of how dogmatic academia and our society, really, are in regard to the presumption of evolution even though there's never been any evidence to support is main presumptions. The same reaction is found when questioning the validity or daring to think outside of the dogma of psychology.

Both evolution and  psychology  are related. Because evolution devalues human life to that of mere animal which developed over eons of time from a primordial soup, believing we are nothing more than the sum of material (cells), there was left a gaping hole as to how to deal with the inner man; the emotions, thoughts, and spirit of the individual. Enter psychology. Psychology is the daughter of evolution, and the studies done under the guise of "science"  (always biased, and funded by pharmaceutical companies who need to make money and by researchers who need the companies to fund their research), involve animal trials.

We are not animals. We are created in the image of God.

Gen 1:26  Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
Gen 1:27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 
Gen 1:28  And God blessed them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

By biblical definition and pronouncement of the Creator, we are above animals and we are to subdue them an  have dominion over them. 

We are not animals. We are spiritual beings. All of us have minds, wills, emotions, reason, and spirits. This is untrue of all animals and insects, etc. We are, in a word, unique, and the crowning glory of  triune God's creation (pronounced as "good" and "a little lower than the angels" see Gen. 1:27-31 and Heb. 2:7).

Therefore, because we are unique, and really, even distinct, from all other creation, we should never use animals as a comparison  in research on psychotropic drugs nor in trying to determine the cause of a behavior. Animals don't have reason, wills, spirits, or thoughts. They have instinct. This is why we are superior to them and therefore can subdue and rule over them.

Why compare what happens to mere rats in a lab when they dope it up to what might happen to humans when they are doped up?

Evolution for one thing, even if there's absolutely zero evidence of evolution anywhere connecting man to animal. Similarity claimed is merely surface and not of substance. 

To observe a behavior in a rat and then infer its the same for a human is not only irrational, its insulting. When has a researcher asked a rat how he was feeling that day? Did the rat tell the researcher his feelings, thoughts, and attitudes both before and after being doped up? It sounds ridiculous, doesn't it.

It should.

That's exactly what they do in "research" (funded by pharmaceutical companies with a vested interest in finding a study that confirms what they NEED it to confirm, not to mention the monetary investment). Inactivity in a rat or a mouse is presumed to be "depression". Why? How? In humans, depression is merely defined by symptoms reported by the client that particular day (he might be having a bad day or week), and then its  interpreted by a therapist or psychiatrist as to what category (decided to be placed in the DSM by voting it in or out) to place that client in.

In a word its totally subjective, from the researcher, to the client, to the therapist. 

God has told us why there is sin in the world, and why we as individuals sin, as well as what the cure is. I will listen to the Creator and Owner of this universe who has a perfect tract record of truth and faithfulness. This was the general worldview up until recent history. 

Additionally, to label certain behaviors good and others bad is not a scientific exercise, its a religious/moral exercise. Something psychology and its mother, evolution cannot account for, nor has any authority in which to categorize anything of such a nature. It tries and thus we have the DSM which is voted on every 5 years or so by a bunch of psychologists and psychiatrists who themselves are bias and have an evolutionary, secular humanistic worldview, with a vested interest in the longevity of their careers and field.

One can see the idol of evolution and psychology by our culture and individuals. Its been so ingrained into our society for so long--lying about its "fact" when there is none--that most people presume its truth. When you deny that "truth", people get really upset.

Today's culture demands you accept the "truth" of evolution or you aren't recognized as having  a valid view or career. In the same way, today's culture demands you accept "psychology" or more specifically mental "illness" (saying the mind can be diseased--not the brain, but the MIND, and thus the dogma of"chemical imbalance"), and if you don't, you are dismissed as hateful, uneducated, and worthless to listen to.

I believe the reaction to the rejection of both evolution and psychology is the same as I've seen it myself. I also know that the root of both are lies and philosophies which are couched not in science, but a worldview, which are in fact, a sort of religion. Evolution and psychology are founded in anti-Christ, anti-God, anti-biblical presumptions and worldview. They are idols of our society and sadly yet clearly have zero answers to the plight of man.

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